Niall Horan had big news this afternoon…

His first solo track has finally dropped, and he wanted to share it with us.

Niall has gone solo (Yui Mok/PA)

It’s called This Town and, like the nice lad he is, Niall wanted to take time to thank his fans for their support.

Been workin in the studio, wanted to share this song I just wrote with u guys. thank you for always being there

— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016

We’re sure you can guess what followed… fans went absolutely crazy for the new song.


— free lockscreens (@LSceens) September 29, 2016

I'm singing along at the top of my lungs because I learnt it off by heart already #ThisTown

— Amy (@ubiquitousnjh) September 29, 2016

we all remember not hearing niall sing that much in uan and now to hear a whole song of just his voice makes me so proud and happy #ThisTown

— draco malfoy ^^ (@homeisniall) September 29, 2016

I literally ran out of my meeting at work to listen to #ThisTown and now I can't even go back because I'm sobbing so much!

— Adam Woods (@shawsharman) September 29, 2016

Don't look at me, don't talk to me, don't touch me, I need a moment to apreciate that beautiful voice #ThisTown

— J'ai la flemme² (@drugfthxrry) September 29, 2016

He can't just drop your first single from nowhere and expect me to be ok I can even breathe right now I am so proud of him #ThisTown

— !! THIS TOWN !! (@harryxnash) September 29, 2016

It brought out some mixed feelings, though.

When you're happy bc Niall just killed his new solo song but you're lowkey sad bc 3 other boys weren't with him
#ThisTown #iHeartNiall

— One Direction (@NoControlProjec) September 29, 2016

Just because the boys have gone solo, doesn't mean they won't reunite in the future. Just remember that. But I'm happy if they are #ThisTown

— Jazz💕 (@sleepingpixiee) September 29, 2016

Somehow I feel oddly betrayed by @NiallOfficial doing #ThisTown even though I've known 1D was over for a while…

— Kadeen Griffiths (@kadeengriffiths) September 29, 2016

You can’t get more loyal than a Directioner, so it looks like Niall’s solo career is golden.

"…wanted to share this song I just wrote with you guys. Thank you for always being there"

— Eleonora (@eleanor051) September 29, 2016

I get it, seems like I'll have to buy all the boys solo albums. Thank you @Louis_Tomlinson @Harry_Styles @LiamPayne @NiallOfficial #ThisTown

— Tina loves Louis (@mgcalouis) September 29, 2016

Niall, of course, was very grateful.

Blown away by all your amazin comments ! You can listen to ‘This Town’ here

— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016