NIALL HORAN

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1D PER­SONA: Ir­ish & adorable CUR­RENT MO: Stick­ing to what he knows LEVEL OF SOLO SUC­CESS: Phenome­niall

The Ir­ish singer seems con­tent with stay­ing in the same di­rec­tion. Though he has only re­leased two sin­gles so far (which both hit No. 1 on the Bill­board + Twit­ter Trend­ing 140 chart), both sound like they could ap­pear on a One Di­rec­tion al­bum. This Town, an acous­tic love bal­lad with a sweet, sim­ple melody, sounds sim­i­lar to 1D tracks such as I Want to Write

You a Song, from the band’s last al­bum pre-hia­tus. Slow Hands, with its stomp-clap start and catchy vibe, sounds sim­i­lar to 1D’s Rock Me.

THEO WARGO, GETTY IM­AGES

Niall Horan con­tin­ues mak­ing One Di­rec­tion-es­que songs.

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