SINGLE REVIEW: Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me

With his sophomore studio album slated for release early next year, Niall Horan is ready to get a little grittier with his experimentation and get even more candidly honest with his fans. 

His lead single ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ was a bold and electrified track that also served as the most left-field release we’ve heard from him yet. But because of it’s playful core, and heavy experimentation, there wasn’t much heart or soul to it which impacted it’s chart success. Failing to create a huge impact, Horan has decided to back that track up with one of his most personal and heartbreaking tracks yet. 

‘Put A Little Love On Me’ is a post break-up reflection that in contrast is very different to ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ in every way possible. Stripping it back to just a piano, he intimately ponders about his thoughts and the feelings that are over saturating his mind. 

“Is it wrong that I still wonder where you are? Is it wrong that I still don’t know my heart?” he questions during the opening verse of the song before romantically reminiscing on the impact this person has had on his life during the chorus. “When the lights come up and there’s no shadows dancing. I look around as my heart is collapsing. Cause you’re the only one I need to put a little love on me”. 

Trying to make sense of how he feels, this is a very romantic and sad track that will have you feeling all the emotions from the get go. It also marks the return of the genuine Niall Horan we were all acquainted with on ‘Flicker’. 

The only thing that could’ve added some extra pull on the heartstrings would have been the addition of some strings that would’ve created a nice sweeping moment.

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