Niall Horan set to release emotional breakup song about his split from Hailee Steinfeld

The former 1D star will release a new album next year


Niall Horan is set to release an emotional breakup song about his split from Hailee Steinfeld.

On his second album, which is set for release in early 2020, the Mullingar native will sing about his heart “collapsing” in a ballad called ‘Put A Little Love On Me’.

In the chorus, Niall sings: “I’ve still got so much love here beneath this skin, so darling put a little love on me, put a little love on me.”


“When the lights come up and there’s no shadows dancing, I look around as my heart is collapsing. Because you’re the only one I need, so put a little love on me.”

Speaking about the heartbreak track, Niall told The Sun: “It wouldn’t be my album if it didn’t have a sad, sad, sad ballad on it. This could potentially be my favourite song I’ve ever written.”

“I’d just gone through a breakup and it was all very real. It was very easy to sit down at the piano and speak and see what happens.”

Niall worked with Adele’s famed producer Greg Kurstin on the song, and said: “When I gave him this song and asked him to produce it I said, ‘Adele the s**t out of this.’” exclusively reported Niall’s split from Hailee back in December, after he was spotted on celebrity dating app, Raya.

The 25-year-old is excited to come back with his second solo album, after releasing his debut solo record ‘Flicker’ in 2017.

Niall said: “I’m ready to get back because there’s only so much golf you can play.”

“I find myself watching these award shows now and think, ‘Why am I not up there?’ I feel like it’s a good time so I’m excited to get back.”

He explained: “This was a really fun album for me to make. It’s the most fun I’ve had in the studio. Touring, you get to see what the crowd wants, what makes them dance and what makes them cry.”

“I knew going into this that I needed to get a bit more tempo into the music. I wrote the album in about a seven month period. It’s mad that I started this in the last couple of weeks of October.

“I’ve written about 50 or 60 songs for this and I’ve whittled it down to about 17 or 18. Then I can make final decisions about what are going to make the record.”