Well, well, well. Who woulda thought that Niall Horan would get the jump on his bandmates, eh? Must be the wiley midlander in him.

In any case, Mullingar's finest just casually dropped his first solo song on social media this afternoon.

It's called 'This Town', was recorded in Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, no less, and has a bang of 1D's 'Little Things' off it.

No word yet on whether it'll be officially released as a single, but Horan recently signed a solo deal with Universal, much to Simon Cowell's chagrin - so watch this space.

Hear 'This Town' below: