Niall Horan dashes chances of upcoming Lewis Capaldi collab: "The song's clearly weren't good enough"

The two friends went into the studio, but don't expect the material to make either of their new albums.

Do you hear the hearts of fan girls breaking all over the world? Niall Horan has officially dashed any chances of us hearing a collaboration with his friend Lewis Capaldi any time soon. 

It was noted some time ago that both Niall and Lewis had hit the studio together, obviously looking to make the most of their adorable friendship (the two became close after Lewis opened for Niall on his US tour a few years ago) and combine their talents.

And now, with both of the boys having new albums on the horizon - Niall's The Show, just announced, is set to drop June 9, while Lewis' second album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is due May 19 - if you were a betting man, you would surely be betting against yourself to not expect at least one song with both of them on said albums?

Well, do we have some bad news for you.

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Speaking to The Daily Star, Niall confirmed that while, yes, both he and Lewis did write several songs during their sessions together, they're probably never going to be released. The man believes in quality control!

"There was a night we went into the studio and wrote a couple of songs," Niall recollected. "They clearly weren’t good enough because we would have heard them by now."

Niall is still here for one of the songs they came up with, however, calling it "actually decent" but admitted that "[for the song to be released] we both [have to] absolutely adore it, [so] there's not much point in releasing it."

Say it isn't so!! Sorry girls. 

Last week was a big week for Niall, however, as he officially kickstarted his third solo era with brand-new single Heaven. Produced by Lorde collaborator Joel Little, Heaven sees Niall let the insecurities of his last record, Heartbreak Weather, go and revel in full-blown adored obsession with his partner.

The song is clearly off to a good start too - it's predicted to currently debut at Number 10 this Friday, which would net Niall third Top 10 single, and first in half a decade.

As for Lewis, he kickstarted 2023 off in the best way possible, with Ed Sheeran co-write Pointless becoming his fourth UK Number 1 single. His upcoming album apparently includes work from pop super-producer Max Martin, so will we soon see that four turn into five?

Niall Horan's The Show arrives June 9 via Capitol.