before I forget, in case the audio from Niall’s interview with JoJo Wright last Tuesday never makes it up online, JoJo asked Niall if he had any pre-show rituals, and Niall said that his vocal coach, Helene, had put together a vocal warm-up of all the song parts that the band sings together, and his favourite thing was singing through that with his band before going on stage.
and dammit that gave me all the fucking feels. that he’s a solo artist, but being part of a band is still so important to him. that after perhaps a growing distance between his 1D bandmates, he now has a new band to share the ride with - one that he has chosen himself. and that as the leader of the band this time around, he sets the tone for how they work together - and how to keep them together, even as the venues get bigger and the novelty of touring starts to fade.