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“On The Loose”
Otl
Information
Album

Flicker

Released

20 February, 2018

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2017

Length

2:39

Writers

Niall Horan, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta

On The Loose is a song by Niall Horan and served as the fourth single from his debut album, Flicker. It was written by Horan, John Ryan and producer Julian Bunetta. The song was released to US Mainstream Top 40 radio on 20 February 2018. An alternate version was released on 16 February 2018.

Background

Horan debuted the song on 13 May 2017, five months before the album's release, during his performance at Channel 93.3's Summer Kick Off concert in San Diego. On 29 May 2017, Horan performed the song on The Today Show's Citi Concert Series.

Horan admitted in an interview with Australian newspaper Herald Sun that he channelled Fleetwood Mac for the song. "You can hear the 'Mac in that. Everyone's always trying to write their own Dreams. Fleetwood Mac is the music I've listened to since I was four years old. I listen to a lot of other music but that's the stuff that always stuck with me."

Release

Horan announced on 5 February 2018 via social media that the song would be the fourth single from Flicker. The accompanying single artwork, illustrated by Kyler Martz, features a drawing of a woman holding a heart, surrounded by flowers, some of which have legs and eyes on them. An animated lyric video for the song was released on 12 February 2018, but quickly removed when claims of plagiarism surfaced.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Niall Horan - On The Loose (Official)

Niall Horan - On The Loose (Official)

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Released March 6, 2018
Length 3:54
Director Jake Jelicich
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed 2018
Location United States
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