On Friday (December 6), Horan launched “Put A Little Love On Me,” which is a far cry from his rock-fueled, Arctic Monkeys-esque lead single. Notably, the wintry gem reunites Horan with producer Greg Kurstin, who labored on the Flicker ballads “This City” and “Too A lot to Ask.” Like these two tracks, “Put A Little” finds the Irishman going full-on balladeer as he displays on the remnants of a shattering relationship. “When the lights come up and there isn’t any shadows dancing / I go searching as my coronary heart is collapsing,” he sings over a mild piano medley. “Since you’re the one one I would like / So put just a little love on me.” Within the accompanying video, he sings on the piano whereas a lady in a purple gown (who, it should be stated, bears a powerful resemblance to his ex Hailee Steinfeld) dances round him.
Horan introduced “Put A Little Love On Me” earlier this week by sharing a cellphone quantity that, when referred to as, lets followers hear a voice memo of him writing the music. He added that the ballad is “considered one of my favourite songs I’ve written and a music very particular to me.”
The 26-year-old additional stated in an interview with The Solar, “It would not be my album if it did not have a tragic, unhappy, unhappy ballad on it. … I would just gone by means of a breakup and it was all very actual. It was very simple to take a seat down on the piano and communicate and see what occurs.”
Horan additionally revealed that he had just one request when approaching Kurstin, who beforehand labored with Adele on the breakup hits “Hiya” and “Water Underneath the Bridge.” Horan recalled, “After I gave him this music and requested him to supply it, I stated, ‘Adele the shit out of this.'”
Mission achieved, Niall — you’ve got managed to utterly tug at our heartstrings with this one.