‘Sounds like Ed Sheeran’ – The world reacts as Niall Horan unveils debut solo single ‘This Town’

The One Direction man goes it alone

One Direction‘s Niall Horan has unveiled the video for his debut solo single ‘This Town’, as fans from across the globe react – largely noting an ‘Ed Sheeran vibe’.

The sombre and reflective track sees Horan pick up an acoustic guitar for quite a stripped-back affair.

Taking to Facebook to announce the track, Horan wrote: “Been workin in the studio and I wanted to share this song with u guys. I wrote ‘This Town’ with Jamie Scott & I hope ya love it as much as we do. Thank you for always being there. You are the best fans in the world!”

See a preview of the track below and watch the full video here.

Twitter has reacted, with many picking up the comparison with Ed Sheeran: