One Direction fans had a lot to talk about when member Niall Horan shared his new song ‘This Town’ with fans on Thursday.
Been workin in the studio, wanted to share this song I just wrote with u guys. thank you for always being there https://t.co/LVIUAXi5PW— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016
This is the first song any of the members have released since their hiatus was announcement early this year.
According to Billboard.com, ‘This Town’ became an instant hit and reached the number 1 position on the real-time “Billboard + Twitter Trending 140” chart.
Of course, Horan, now signed with Capitol Records, was nothing but grateful for the fans, thanking the fans for always being there:
Wouldn't expect anything less from the best fans in the world , xx— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016
Niall also received congratulatory tweets from his One Direction band mates.
@NiallOfficial Ahhh, a lovely tune my friend. Congratulations. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) September 29, 2016
@NiallOfficial good luck boss give him all your support huge day for him proud of you boss 🙌🏼— Liam (@LiamPayne) September 29, 2016
Feeling super proud @NiallOfficial . You sound great ! Great to see you at your bday bash!!— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) September 29, 2016
The video has since garnered more than 2 million views.