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Niall Horan's folk album

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Niall Horan © Bang Showbiz Niall Horan

Niall Horan's new album is inspired by The Eagles.

The former One Direction star is working hard on his debut solo LP and has revealed it will have a more "folky kind of style" to it than the music he released whilst he was in the chart-topping group.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "Whenever I would pick up a guitar, I would always naturally play chords like that, and finger pick a lot, and play that folky kind of style.

"Some of the songs are heavier than others. I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise.

"The biggest challenge of making the album was making sure I could sing for that long. I did write the songs in my key so I didn't try to make it too difficult for myself."

The 23-year-old singer will be working on his album over the next few months but is planning a relaxed Christmas break with the ones he loves first.

He shared recently: "I'm gonna head home and chill out as it has been hectic the last few months. Looking forward to getting home home at Christmas. I haven't been home since last Christmas so I miss everyone and hopefully this year I'll get to spend some quality time with family and friends.

"I really do wish I could spend more time at home but with Ireland as small as it is, I sometimes struggle to relax so fingers crossed because I miss that place a lot. After Christmas, I'm gonna fall off the face of the earth and do one of my disappearing acts. I want to come up with more song ideas and get back in the writing zone. So have a lovely Christmas and happy New Year and I'll see ya in Feb. (sic)"

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