Niall Horan's new single 'Slow Hands' is finally here

Ian Sandwell

From Digital Spy

One Direction's Niall Horan has finally released his new single 'Slow Hands'.

The track is the second effort we've heard from Niall, and it's a world away from 'This Town' and sees him channelling Olly Murs.

But don't just take our word for it, listen to 'Slow Hands' below:

While Zayn was technically the first One Direction star to go solo after quitting the band, Niall was the first of the remaining members to release a solo single after they went on an extended hiatus in late 2015.

Since then, Louis Tomlinson reached number two with 'Just Hold On' and Harry Styles topped the charts with 'Sign of the Times', so Niall will hope to top 'This Town', which reached No.9 last year.

'Slow Hands' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Julian Bunetta.

"I've been listening to a lot of early '80s stuff lately and been inspired by that heavy bass and the funky guitar sound," Niall explained of the track.

He broke away from Simon Cowell's record label to release his solo stuff, but has recently tried to mend those bridges.

Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty Images

"Please don't hate me. We were very close to Simon for years and had a lot of success together. I just felt like I wanted and needed a fresh start.

"It's a long time to be at a label, I wanted to broaden my horizons and try something new," Niall explained.

He's also been talking about the reasons behind One Direction's hiatus, putting it down to their gruelling schedule.

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