Niall Horan fans have gone wild for the singer’s new track Slow Hands just moments after its official release.
The former One Direction member shared his second solo single in the UK on Thursday afternoon.
Fans flocked to Twitter to share their delight over the fast-paced track, following on from his slow and romantic debut This Town last year.
— Jane Styles (@narry_storan02) May 4, 2017
I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE LIKE THIS BUT I REALLY REALLY LIKE IT #SlowHands
— julia (@forhimxtroye) May 4, 2017
i literally didn't expect it to sound like this IT'S SO GOOD ARGHHHH #SlowHands
— Chezz' (@chezckareign) May 4, 2017
The song was played at 2pm on BBC Radio One but fans who could not tune in begged the social media community to help them access the track online.
Meanwhile, others have already kicked off a campaign to launch the song to number one.
#SlowHands is going to be a number one single I swear Harry Niall is coming for you this it jncreqdble
— pumpkins (@millie_niall) May 4, 2017
I HEARD THE SONG THREE TIMES SO FAD AND I FEEL IT DESERVES A NUMBER ONE #SlowHands
— trap soul (@scorpioniall) May 4, 2017
The release comes days after Niall’s former bandmate Harry Styles also unveiled his second solo, Sweet Creature, from his debut album of the same name.
While fans have been delighted by his new song, Niall admitted that he had been apprehensive.
Earlier this week, he told Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show that it was a “nerve-racking time,” adding: “I wrote this song a few months ago, so I’ve been waiting for people to hear it.”
Slow Hands also marks another release for the 23-year-old under label Capitol Records since breaking away from Simon Cowell’s firm SyCo.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 4, 2017
He said the track, produced by Julian Bunetta, had been inspired by music styles from the 1980s.
After recording it with the company in Los Angeles, he said: “I’ve been listening to a lot of early 80s stuff lately and been inspired by that heavy bass and the funky guitar sound.
“It’s another flavour to my album that I’m excited to share.”
Horan has been teasing fans with hints about progress on the upcoming record throughout the year but no release date has been officially set.