Niall Horan is working on new music while self-isolating at his London home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 26-year-old Mullingar man, who should be in the States promoting his new album, said he is filling his time by writing new tunes.

Speaking on Hits Radio Live, he said: ''I'm in London, I was meant to be in the States this week and heading onto Canada for promotion for my album.

''But with everything being cancelled and when Trump said about the travel ban between Europe and America, I was thinking to myself, 'It's too good to be true that the UK is the only country you can fly in and out of.'

''So I was like, 'I'm getting myself out of here before it does go into lockdown'. So I was right, and now it's completely banned.''

"I'm happy to be back in the living room, I've been writing tunes, I've been watching TV, I've been doing stuff like this (interviews), I've been having a great time.''

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Horan admits the timing of his new album, Heartbreak Weather, hasn't been ideal and believes the pandemic will have an impact on album sales.

"The good side of it is I can still write and stuff like that. But the timing of the release of an album that I spent a year and a half working on is probably the worst ever.

''In terms of releases and timings, it's been very frustrating with everything being cancelled.

''I'd have much-preferred being in the radio stations and on the televisions in the homes of the masses when it comes to releasing the album.

''My alternative is this, which is not the end of the world but it has been very frustrating.

''I feel like I would have done more numbers, album sales-wise if I'd been out and about.''

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