You can take Niall Horan out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of Niall Horan. Or the cow poop, apparently.
Before you label the One Direction singer a redneck and start sending him revealing pictures of his cousin, it’s worth noting that Horan is a well-traveled and very intelligent guy. However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate the smell of a good cow patty when the odor finds its way into his adorable nostrils.
The Daily Star reports that both Niall and fellow One Direction crooner Liam Payne get nostalgic whenever they smell a bovine crap. Although homesickness is different for us all, chances are Horan and Payne will face a fair amount of ribbing for admitting their fondness for cow poop. As someone who grew up in the south, this writer can relate.
Niall Horan and his pal recently discussed what smells remind them of home.
“Yeah, cow poo. I’m from the lake district of Ireland so there’s the smell of cows and sheep and fresh-cut grass.”
Payne seemed to agree with this sentiment.
“I was going to say the same. We both live close to the countryside. Where I live there are farms and you can always smell…”
Although cow poop gets the guys wishing they were back at home, chances are One Direction’s latest fragrance, You & I, doesn’t smell like something that tumbled out of an animal’s backside. According to MTV News UK, the guys wanted to put together something memorable that didn’t make everyone within a two-mile radius gag and dry heave. Niall Horan particularly didn’t want anything too “explosive.”
“We all wanted something that was fruity, but not too in-your-face. You don’t want to go in for a cuddle and then get a big whiff of ‘Whoah, what’s that!'”
Horan’s brain may sometimes stray to the smells of home, the 1D singer doesn’t have any intention of bidding farewell to the group anytime soon. In short: All those breakup rumors are completely false, so please stop worrying yourself into a panic attack about it.
Niall also said he’s not thinking about a solo career right now.
“I don’t want to think about that at the minute. I’m still here, still with the band,” adding, “I don’t need to think about it at all — I’m having a great time here, touring and having the craic with the lads — we are all still having a great time.”
Are you surprised cow poop makes Niall Horan think about home?
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