Music review: Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands”

Niall Horan at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, Sydney, 26 November 2014

Eva Rinaldi, Wikipedia.org

Niall Horan at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, Sydney, 26 November 2014

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On May 4, Niall Horan released his second single titled “Slow Hands.” Horan promised that at 9 a.m. he would release his new single and he kept to his promise.

This song has a more of a ‘lustful’ vibe than his previous song “This Town,” which has more of an acoustic vibe. Billboard said that the beats of the song and his raspier voice make it sound like it’s not even the same artist. The magazine also said that this single shows that Horan has an edgier side and he isn’t going to be sticking to the same sweet side on his new album and solo career.

“Slow Hands” uses more of a bass and electric guitar sound, while “This Town” uses acoustic guitar sounds. The music editors also made the vocals sound more choppy, giving it a unique sound.

“The whole song was written pretty off the cuff,” said Horan to Billboard. “I wanted to be a bit cheeky with the lyrics. We wrote this concept about being in the bar. The first line of the song is ‘We should take this back to my place’ — usually that’s what the guy would say, but we flipped it that the girl would say that, and that’s what she said right to my face. With the song, before we even wrote lyrics, we had this big track and it sounded quite sexy. So we thought that this concept would match the vibe of the song and I think we might have been right.”

Horan wrote this song in February and he told Billboard:  “I just thought, ‘You know what? I’m missing a bit of grit. Something a bit more funky, something with a bit heavier bass.’ That’s what I set out to do. And then I was listening to a lot of late ’70s, early ’80s people like Don Henley. When he went solo in the early ’80s, he just had this funky kind of feel to it — heavy bass, heavy guitar. So I thought, ‘Let’s give this a crack.’ And then it just kind of happened. Then within a few hours, it was brilliant.”

‘Slow Hands’ is also a very different sounding song than his former sound in One Direction. Horan is expecting to release an album some time in the near future but there is no release date yet. Horan did say that it shouldn’t be too much longer until there is at least a date that fans can finally anticipate the release.

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