By Amanda Wicks
Niall Horan will likely be sharing the official music video for his first solo single “This Town” soon, but in the meantime he dropped the lyric video today.
The video combines animation with stop motion to give things a fluid, if transient, quality. Animator Marcus Frank created over 1,800 illustrations to interpret Horan’s song and bring it to life. Where most lyric videos include the actual lyrics, Frank picked and chose which words to feature so that the video’s emphasis conveys a feeling more than an explanation.
As for when fans can expect Horan’s full solo album, he’s still in the recording process. “I’ve recorded half of it,” Horan told E! “I’m thinking like 11-12 song album. I recorded about half of that. I’m still kind of in the writing, recording process. It should be coming soon, I guess.”
Watch “This Town” below.