- 17 Feb 23
'Heaven' marks Horan’s first release since singles 'Our Song' and 'Everywhere,' his 2021 collaborations with Anne-Marie.
With todays release of his new single 'Heaven', Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan crosses the line from romantic infatuation and enters and unabashedly revels in his certified loverboy era. It is the Mullingar artist's first single in three years.
“Strange light revolves around you / You float across the room,” Horan opens the song. “Your touch is made of something / Heaven can’t hold a candle to / You’re made of somethin’ new.”
Asked about the new single, Horan said: "There’s so much pressure for people to hit certain milestones by a certain age – you get married at this age, buy a house at that age, have kids at some other age. But I’ve never conformed to those ideas, and so I wanted to write about how we all should just focus on enjoying our lives and doing what feels right, instead of worrying about what might be expected of us."
The pre-chorus is another tug-on-your-heartstrings moment: "I believe, I believe / I could die in your kiss / No, it doesn't get, doesn't get / Better than this."
When we last heard from Horan, the release of his second album Heartbreak Weather coincided with global blackouts. Every song about finding love was followed by one about losing it. Each brief encounter promised a great love story that never materialised.
In the deep cut song 'New Angel' from the Heartbreak Weather album, Horan longed for "a touch from someone else to save me from myself." With 'Heaven' it seems the artist has finally achieved his goal, as he sings about leaving heartbreak behind.
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Horan's upcoming third studio album The Show will be premiere on 9th June 2023. Just like 'Heaven', the entire album is produced by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Joel Little.
Little has previously collaborated with well-known artists such as Lorde, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, the band Imagine Dragons, and the Jonas Brothers.
The collaboration between Horan and Little came about after a trip to Southern California's Mojave Desert with co-writers John Ryan and Tobias Jesso Jr.