Niall Horan Explains "Cheeky" Meaning Behind New Single, "Slow Hands"
Niall Horan is the latest One Direction hitmaker to prove that he's here to stay after making the jump from former boy bander to solo artist.
Following right on the heels of fellow group member Harry Styles's successful debut of inaugural tracks "Sign of the Times," "Ever Since New York," and "Sweet Creature" in April, Horan dropped his second independent track, titled "Slow Hands," on Thursday.
The Irish pop star, who first proved his One Direction days are behind him with the release of the acoustic-heavy love song "This Town" in 2016, first teased the release of his second single in a tweet on Monday. And now the heartthrob is opening up what inspired the song as well as the "cheeky" meaning behind the title in a new interview.
Sitting down with Sirius XM's Mikey Piff to promote his new single, the 23-year-old said that "Slow Hands," which he wrote in February, will feature a very different sound from his inaugural solo single.
"I would listen to a bunch of late '70s, early '80s—people like Don Henley and stuff like that—and when he went solo in the early '80s, he just kind of had this funky kind of feel to a heavy bass, heavy guitar," the star said of the inspiration behind the tune.
As for the song's moniker, Horan admitted, "I wanted to be a little bit cheeky with the lyric. The first line of the song is, 'We should take this back to my place,' and usually that's what the guy would say, but we flipped it that that's what the girl said. And that's what she said, right to my face."
Head over here to listen to "Slow Hands" in full.