Music star Niall Horan has spoken about his collaboration with British singer Anne-Marie and the how the pair managed to write their duet Our Song in just two hours.
Our Song has an emotional story that many people will be able to relate to.
It is about having a special song with the person you love and how it means so much to both of you, but then you break up and the song is forever tainted because of the memories it brings.
It is a feeling that will be familiar to many people who have been in a relationship that ended.
The song was a big hit in 2021 in several countries thanks to both Niall and Anne-Marie’s loyal fanbases both at home and overseas. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.
Surprisingly, the pair revealed they took just a couple of hours to put it together.
Anne-Marie explained how it started. She said: “When I was on the way to the studio a song came on the radio that I had with my ex, who I now hate, and I can’t listen to it anymore without gritting my teeth.
“So, I thought to myself…how many people have that one song that was their song in that relationship, or friendship, or whatever, and now it’s tainted?
“So, I went to the studio and said to Niall ‘Imagine this’ and he picked up the guitar, started playing that riff that you hear in the song and that was it words were flowing out of us, we recorded it and wrote it in two hours.”
The catchy number is certain to strike a chord with fans around the world, particularly those who can relate directly to the content and feeling of the song.
However, although two hours is an impressive time to write a hit single, Horan has admitted that it is not his fastest work.
The Mullingar singer said: “I’ve written songs in like 10 minutes but that’s because I knew exactly what I wanted to say.
“It can be either 10 minutes, two hours or I’ve spent about six months writing a song on my last album. It can be however long you want it to be.
“We were very lucky though that Anne-Marie had that concept, it was very relatable.”
The One Direction star has enjoyed great success since the split of his former boyband One Direction.
The boys became one of the biggest bands in the world following their success on British talent show the X Factor.
However, after going their separate ways to pursue individual projects in 2016, Horan has become a star in his own right with hit singles including This Town, Slow Hands and Seeing Blind.
With more than a decade’s experience of recording music, he knows how much of a rarity it was to complete the song with Anne-Marie in such a short amount of time.
Horan added: “We got very lucky as these things can go one or two ways. You can book in two or three days in the studio and come out with zero, I’ve done that, I do that on a weekly basis to be honest.
“It was good for it to fall into place really easily, we ended up writing three songs in two days.”
Take a look at the official video for Our Song by Niall Horan and Anne-Marie below.