Niall Horan isn't putting pressure on himself to write lots of tunes in lockdown

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 May 2020
Niall Horan

Niall Horan

Niall Horan has swapped writing tunes for cleaning, baking and soaking up the sunshine during lockdown

Niall Horan is no longer "putting pressure" on himself to write new music in lockdown.

The One Direction star felt like he had to use his time during the coronavirus pandemic to be super productive and get lots of new material ready, but he's since slowed down and is enjoying soaking up the sun and baking and cleaning.

However, the 'No Judgement' hitmaker – who released his second solo album, 'Heartbreak Weather', in March – does have a few songs ready for when he can return to the studio.

Appearing on 'The Graham Norton Show', he admitted: "At the beginning I was putting a lot of pressure on my myself to write and then I thought, 'Just take your time and if you don't feel like it, don't do it.

"I have done bits and pieces so when I do get back into a studio, I am ready to go, but for the most part I have been cleaning, baking, reading and sitting in the sunshine. Apart from that, I'm not doing much."

Meanwhile, the Irish hunk recently admitted there's zero plans for One Direction to mark their 10th anniversary in July.

Despite Liam Payne – who completes the lineup with Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – revealing that the 'History' hitmakers held talks to discuss potentially getting back together to celebrate a decade since they formed next month, Niall insisted they came to the "conclusion" that there is nothing they can release or do to mark the milestone.

He said: We've barely spoken about it. The band got together in July 2010.

"It's the 10-year anniversary coming up – we were chatting if there was anything we could release.

"We came to the conclusion there was nothing."

Liam recently said he was sworn to secrecy about the band's plans, having previously hinted at a comeback.

He said: "I can't say too much. It was actually ... Louis told me off for revealing a bit of our plans the other day. So you're going to have the group telling me off on the group chat."

Whilst he later admitted it's unlikely ex-member Zayn Malik – who is expecting his first child with partner Gigi Hadid – would ever rejoin the 'What Makes You Beautiful' hitmakers because he's never been comfortable on stage and would rather just release music.

He said: "Some people are made for this thing but Zayn enjoys the side of the music where he just gets to make music.

"I don't think he enjoys what comes with it. I think he has to be very careful where he treads.

"He likes to make songs and his songs do very well but at the same time he doesn't really like to go out and perform the songs.

"He doesn't really like going out and doing the press stuff that surrounds it in the crazy little world that we live in."

Catch the full interview with Niall Horan on 'The Graham Norton Show' on BBC One from 10.45pm or on BBC iPlayer.

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