New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
On March 13 Capitol Records/Universal Music
Canada, the country's leading music company, will release Niall Horan's new album, Heartbreak Weather - the follow-up to his 2017 No. 1 album, Flicker. Today, Horan shared his new single, "No Judgement
", along with the official video. Horan wrote the song with Julian Bunetta, Tobias Jesso Jr., John Ryan and Xplicit. Bunetta, his frequent collaborator, produced "No Judgement
Reflecting on the new track, Niall Horan
said, "When you're with me, there's no judgement. There's enough people judging, so you don't need to be judged by me."
The official video for "No Judgement
" was helmed by MTV VMA-winning director Drew Kirsch (Taylor Swift, John Legend, AFI) and shot in Los Angeles.
"When I listen to albums, I like to listen to them start to finish. With Heartbreak Weather, I wanted to tell the story that was in my head, hopefully lead people down the storytelling lane of an album track listing versus just 'I'm gonna skip to the next one,'" explains Horan. "I was trying to think how I could write a different album than the usual…I wanted to write songs from different sides or from someone else looking in."
Rolling Stone placed Heartbreak Weather on its list of the 70 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020 and praised Horan's recent "Saturday Night Live" performances of "Nice To Meet Ya
" and "Put a Little
Love on Me". Fans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive "No Judgement
" plus the album's first single, "Nice To Meet Ya
", and "Put a Little
Love On Me".
"Nice To Meet Ya
", which has amassed more than 300 million streams globally, has been heard in "The Bachelor" and tapped for a Chipotle digital ad campaign. TIME observed, "The tune is grounded by his easygoing hum and a confident, low-key lyrical delivery. But it's a pop song through and through, with a catchy rock inflection to boot."
Horan will launch an extensive tour in support of Heartbreak Weather on April 20 at Bridgestone Arena
in Nashville, TN. The North American leg will include shows at Barclays Center in New York (April 29) and The Forum in Los Angeles (May 18). The Nice To Meet Ya world tour will include performances by special guest LEWIS CAPALDI plus FLETCHER.
Originally from Mullingar, Ireland, Horan has sold over 80 million records and toured the globe multiple times as part of the iconic One Direction. With his full-length solo debut Flicker (Capitol Records), he achieved massive global success and widespread critical acclaim. The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in October 2017 and soon earned Platinum certification or greater in 20 countries, including the U.S. In addition to surpassing three million in worldwide adjusted album sales and 3.5 billion global streams worldwide, it topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 61 countries.
Flicker included the 2x Platinum single "This Town
", and the 3x Platinum "Slow Hands
". Horan's Flicker World Tour included sold-out dates in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Singapore, Japan, Brazil and Australia.
- Nice To Meet Ya 2020 Tour - Canadian Date:
May 6 - Toronto, ON (Scotiabank Arena) *with Lewis Capaldi