Fans saw many sides to Niall Horan on the second night of his ‘The Late Late Show’ takeover. After dumping pitchers of blue cheese on himself in a skit with James Corden, Niall switched gears to a piano-driven performance.
Niall Horan, 26, continued his week-long residency on The Late Late Show in a big way on March 10. First, we watched the Irish lad nearly shed a tear while engaging in a spicy hot wings eat off with James Corden during a pre-filmed skit. The dinner got so heated, it ended with Niall dumping pitchers of blue cheese and ranch all over his head. But it was fans’ turns to cry when Niall took the stage at the end of Tuesday’s show to put on an emotional performance of his song, “Put A Little Love On Me,” found on the track list of his upcoming album Heartbreak Weather!
On the first night of his one-week residency, Niall rocked out on a guitar to his album’s lead single, “Nice To Meet Ya.” But Niall slowed it down tonight, opting to show his more vulnerable side as he crooned his new ballad while someone played on the piano. We have to commend the host, James, for pitching the idea that Niall should celebrate the release of his Heartbreak Weather album by appearing on every episode of this week’s Late Late Show!
Heartbreak Weather marks Niall’s second solo album since leaving One Direction, and he said that a lot of the ideas on this album came while he was backpacking through Asia. “[I was] coming up with ideas and stuff as I was away, like I always do,” said Niall when explaining the Heartbreak Weather songwriting process to Zane Lowe during the Feb. 7 episode of Zane’s Apple Music Beats 1 show. “Kept the head down, and people were kind of like, ‘I respect you, man.’ Just being a normal person. Then I went back, and I got bored and started writing straight away, and I felt like I wrote, like, five or six songs when I got back, and I was like, ‘Maybe I should do something with this, ’cause it feels normal.’ It feels natural. I’m not trying to write anything crazily in particular. Just, like, this is what I write, the way, the way I most naturally write.”
During the chat, Niall’s former One Direction band member Louis Tomlins