Niall Horan announces new single ‘Heaven’

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Niall Horan began posting a series of TikToks seemingly teasing a new song, and on Thursday, Jan. 26, the singer-songwriter officially announced he will be releasing his new single “Heaven” on Friday, Feb. 17.

The TikTok teasers began with Horan secretly listening to a song in his headphones and humorously refusing to reveal the name of the song he was listening to when asked.

The videos then progressed to him strumming an acoustic version of the song — sans lyrics — and being caught blasting the official version of the new tune alone in his car, ultimately culminating in Horan gifting fans with a live, acoustic performance of the song while wearing quirky little red sunglasses and sitting on a sunny porch step.

In preparation of the official announcement, Horan also created the cryptic website, which he debuted to fans on his TikTok. From the first day of its launch, the website featured a tall, blue and white, cloud-printed, lit candle that progressively melted down to serve as a countdown clock leading up to the announcement of the new single.

Some fans also reported receiving mysterious promo packages featuring the same phrase — “Heaven won’t be the same” — inscribed on the box, which contained a matching blue and white candle as well as a QR code linking back to the website.

Horan’s upcoming third album will mark his first release since he debuted “Heartbreak Weather” on Mar. 13, 2020 — also the day COVID-19 was officially declared a National Emergency in the United States.

Horan previously remarked that he had, “released an album in the worst timing possible, in the history of mankind,” so hopefully this release will host smoother sailing for the artist. He also had to cancel the accompanying tour for “Heartbreak Weather,” so this next release will also mark Horan’s return to the stage.

Maybe now our TikTok For You pages can get a nice refresh after being forever dominated by Harry Styles’ everlasting “Love on Tour” and The 1975’s Matty Healy’s chaotically insane onstage antics.

In addition to his upcoming release, Horan is also gearing up to be a first-time coach on season 23 of “The Voice” — premiering on Monday, Mar. 6 — which will see him alongside the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Chance the Rapper. 

I personally cannot wait to feel the inevitable notalgia of Horan’s own contestant days on “The X Factor” — this time with him seated on the other side of the judges table.

Fans can pre-save and pre-order Horan’s new single “Heaven” now.