In a week of otherwise grim news, Niall Horan has brightened everyone’s Friday by releasing his highly anticipated second album, Heartbreak Weather, along with a playful video for the irresistible title track.
The former One Direction singer, who just wrapped up a weeklong residency on The Late Late Show With James Corden, has also announced additional summer dates for his extensive North American tour.
The video for ‘Heartbreak Weather’ fittingly stars Horan as a lovestruck weatherman. The vintage-themed newsroom scenes feel like a perfect match for the upbeat track, which offers a bit of 80s pop nostalgia. The fourth single off Heartbreak Weather follows the bouncy ‘No Judgement’, ballad ‘Put A Little Love On Me’ and the rock-tinged ‘Nice To Meet Ya’, which has garnered over 300 million global streams since its release in October.
The eclectic mix of singles reflects Heartbreak Weather’s range, which offers a mix of modern pop, upbeat rock, reflective folk, with a dash of vintage grooves.
“Heartbreak Weather is nearly a concept album,” explained Horan in a press statement today. “I wanted to write these songs from the start of a relationship through to the end – and from different sides – instead of every song being quite sad and all about me. Because when you go through a breakup, it’s not sad all the time.”
In addition to his residency on James Corden, which included multiple live performances and, of course, an appearance on Carpool Karaoke, Horan scored a coveted musical guest spot on Saturday Night Live in December.
Horan’s forthcoming “Nice To Meet Ya” tour, which kicks off 20 April, marks the artist’s biggest North American outing to date. The first leg, through May, will include very special guests Lewis Capaldi plus FLETCHER – with whom Horan just recorded a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ for a Spotify Singles session. His newly-announced dates in July and August will feature special guest Sam Fischer.
Heartbreak Weather follows Horan’s 2017 debut, the folk-poppy Flicker, which not only peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200 but also on the album charts in Canada and the artist’s native Ireland, among other territories. Flicker produced such hit singles as ‘Slow Hands’ and ‘This Town’.
Heartbreak Weather is available now and can be bought here.
Honda Civic Tour presents Niall Horan: Nice to Meet Ya Tour – North American Dates
With special guests Lewis Capaldi plus FLETCHER:
April 20 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
April 24 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
April 25 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
April 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
May 1 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
May 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
May 6 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
May 8 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
May 9 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
May 11 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
May 13 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 15 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
May 16 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Garden Arena
May 18 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
May 20 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
With special guest Sam Fischer:
July 9 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 11 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
July 12 – The Woodlands, TX- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
July 14 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 16 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
July 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 19 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 21 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 23 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
July 30 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 1 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
August 2 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
August 5 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
August 9 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre