After smashing success as part of the U.K.-based band One Direction, Niall Horan is making a name for himself by releasing solo work with a new, unique sound. Ahead of his debut album Flicker, he released the single “Slow Hands,” which went to No. 1 in 44 countries and has a distinctly catchy stomp-and-clap beat and chorus. Flicker features Horan accompanying himself on piano and guitar and takes inspiration from his favorite artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Lumineers and James Bay. Hailing from Ireland, Horan released his first solo single “This Town” in fall 2016, and since then, streams of the song have surpassed 350 million worldwide.