One Direction's Niall Horan releases first solo track

One Direction fans had a lot to talk about when member Niall Horan shared his new song ‘This Town’ with fans on Thursday.

This is the first song any of the members have released since their hiatus was announcement early this year.  

According to, ‘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:

Niall also received congratulatory tweets from his One Direction band mates.

The video has since garnered more than 2 million views.