Niall Horan is finally back with some new music, and even his friend Shawn Mendes is taking part in the hype.
The “If I Can’t Have You” crooner took to his Instagram story on Thursday (Oct. 10) to share a cover of the former One Direction member’s latest single, “Nice to Meet Ya.” Played on guitar with a black-and-white filter, Mendes captures the upbeat energy of the tune.
“The lyrics came about from a half-true story,” Horan recently told Billboard of his sexy new song. “I was out one night and locked eyes with this girl. We got chatting, and she was with a group of her mates and I was with a group of my mates. It felt like every time I turned around — like the lyric says — she just kind of disappeared. But then over the course of the same night, in different bars around that same area, we would bump into each other. It’s a song that is basically like a movie that is based on a true story, and then you start changing stuff that makes the song start to sound a little bit more interesting.”
“Nice to Meet Ya” is the lead single off the crooner’s upcoming sophomore album, which does not yet have a release date. Check out Mendes’ cover below.
Shawn via IG Story singing a cover of “Nice To Meet Ya” by Niall Horan! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xE9xyfqFWD