Niall Horan's debut solo single, "This Town," was a tease of what his new sound will be like — but in an interview with iHeartRadio this week, the singer says we shouldn't expect an album full of melancholy acoustic jams.
"The rest of them are a bit more jigged up, because if I played 13 of like 'This Town's at a concert, you'd probably bore people to death," he said. "So I'm not gonna do that."
Niall explained that even though his single is out, the album isn't done yet and most of his songs are currently saved as voice notes on his phone or are in early demo stages. Before tracking the album officially begins, he's got a few more studio sessions scheduled, including one with a Top 40 chart fave.
"I'm actually writing with the guy who wrote [James Bay's] 'Hold Back the River,' next week, so I'm looking forward to that," Niall revealed, referencing Iain Archer, who snagged both VMA and Grammy nominations with Bay for the tune.
Niall cited Bob Dylan and The Lumineers as his current influences while working on the album. He also dished about life after One Direction, of course, and the backpacking trip that inspired his new music. Check it out above.