Single review: Niall Horan's 'Slow Hands'

Could Niall Horan be giving Harry Styles a run for his money?


It was no secret that I wasn’t a fan of Niall Horan’s debut single “This Town”. It was a just boring and lacklustre lead single that “impressed” his already die hard fans but didn’t really do anything for the new fans he was trying to win over.

Taking his sweet time between singles, he’s finally released follow up track “Slow Hands” and has redeemed himself with this playful and experimental song while still holding onto his roots.

Driven by a guitar riff, he layers a basic drum beat and a gospel inspired hand clap in the chorus creating a cool vibe. However, the vocal production is bad. I don’t even know what effect they are using but it should be removed ASAP. The song should have had a clean vocal delivery and allow him to show strength and a little versatility, but instead they’ve gone too drastic and have nearly sabotaged it.

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Luckily for him the song still works and is super catchy, organic and continues to grow on you with each listen. Lyrically the song is raunchy and sees him exploring the scenario of a girl seducing him at the bar and it’s very playful compared to his last single.

“Slow, slow hands. Back sweat dripping down the dirty laundry. No, no chance that I’m leaving without you”.

While the vocal production is slightly embarrassing the rest of the track is really great and looks like he’s giving Harry Styles a strong fight for the number one spot.

Written by Thomas Bleach

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