We’ve been waiting for some more good 1D alum collabs for a while. We’ve already got incredible tunes from previous partnerships between Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha, Liam Payne and Rita Ora, and even former 1D member Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift. In a time where collaborations bring a whole new level of anticipation to a song, it becomes something even more when it includes a member of One Direction.
Well, our wait has ended this week, as Julia Michaels released her latest album Inner Monologue Part 1, featuring a pairing with our very own Niall Horan.
The song, titled What a Time, has been teasing fans for quite a while as both artists gave snips and hints on their social media. Niall even went so far as to post a clip of himself playing a snip of the song on his guitar on his Instagram one day before the release.
Horan had already posted about his excitement to be joining up with Julia in a previous Instagram post, featuring songs from her upcoming album.
“So excited about this ! I’m singing on @juliamichaels album and I’m over the moon . Julia is one of my very very good friends and ‘what a time’ is absolutely stunning . I’m very proud to be part of this and can’t wait for you guys to hear it .” – Niall Horan via Instagram
Other match ups on Julia’s new album include a song with Selena Gomez, which Gomez shared was ‘close to her heart’.
Take a listen to the Julia/Niall song below and let us know what you think!