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  • - See that, that was like the start of a buddy cop film.

  • [laughing]

  • [soft music]

  • - [Woman] I'm gonna ask you a bit

  • about your friendship with Lewis.

  • - Aw, how long have you got?

  • - Who?

  • [laughing]

  • - We met on social media, I slid into his DMs,

  • my cousin showed me his music online

  • when he had very small amount of views on a Vevo video.

  • - I was already established as an artist,

  • I was already, you know, smashing it in the charts,

  • tickets were flying out, off the shelves.

  • - It's because of me that he's so famous.

  • - He said to me, "Lewis, you, I'm kinda releasing this

  • "new album at the minute, you know I'm struggling

  • "to kinda fins my own feet as a solo artist,

  • "and obviously you seem to be doing such a good job."

  • - I just wrote to him and said, love your voice,

  • think you're funny, do you wanna get married?

  • And no, do you wanna come and play a show with me?

  • - You're the best solo artist in the world

  • and I was like, that's crazy, that's crazy talk.

  • - And he came to Glasgow, where he's from

  • and the rest is history.

  • First time I met him, I just thought he was a lunatic,

  • it was Saint Patrick's Day, we'd a few beers.

  • - And yeah that was it, he was, yeah, lovely chap,

  • a lot smaller than I'd anticipated,

  • a lot smaller in real life.

  • - We got very drunk and then we both played a show

  • the next day, which was fun.

  • - A good kid with a kind heart, that's what I thought,

  • this kid's got something.

  • - Well he's definitely more famous now.

  • And he's starting to change now that he's had a hit.

  • - Ever since then, there's my wing, he's under it.

  • - He's got the biggest song in the world right now

  • and he knows it, he claims that he's all humble and that

  • but he's not, he's lost the plot.

  • - I've just really been showing him

  • the ropes in the industry.

  • - We usually bond over heavy, copious amounts of alcohol.

  • - Right now when we're both in our 20s,

  • that's a very nice thing to say,

  • oh we both love a drink and everyone goes.

  • [laughing]

  • Look at these crazy scamps.

  • When we get into our 40s and 50s, and we say,

  • oh we bond over alcohol, that becomes quite sad.

  • - I guess we're in, supposedly into

  • the same type of sad music.

  • - We both love, and him a bit more than me,

  • him a bit more than me, we both love my music.

  • We always land on the same things, you know,

  • my voice, my lyrics are so good, but, that's what he says.

  • - He's very funny to be around, he makes me feel funnier,

  • even though I'm not that funny at all.

  • Hangs around with me, maybe it's 'cause I'm famous.

  • And he's just big into famous things these days.

  • - All joking aside, I'm a big fan of his

  • and have been for a long time.

  • - I love this guy, he's the funniest person I know,

  • and I'm so proud of him.

  • - Before any of my music was doing fuck all,

  • he's one of the first people to reach out

  • and say they love my music and it meant a lot to me.

  • - That little boy from Scotland,

  • taking over the planet with the biggest song in the world.

  • I love the guy.

  • [soft music]

  • - Don't look at it.

  • - What. - Don't look.

  • - I just wanna know how funny you're being.

  • - I'm not being funny at all.

  • - Yeah you fucking are.

  • [laughing]

  • He's writing them massive.

  • - I'm writing them in big letters of course.

  • - This is like Countdown, isn't it?

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • [singing]

  • - He paid me to be his friend.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh fucking,

  • if anyone's paying anybody for anything,

  • [laughing]

  • you're giving me some fucking money.

  • Counting the money

  • [laughing]

  • - I love the hair on your chest

  • because it kinda, it's like tussled, dead nice.

  • [laughing]

  • - Okay, I think you're the funniest person I've ever met.

  • - Aw, we that's very nice to say.

  • - For a man of the tender age of, now 23.

  • - 23. - Was his birthday yesterday!

  • - Birthday yesterday guys.

  • - Yeah, yeah, everyone say happy birthday.

  • - [All] Happy birthday.

  • - Thank you very much yes, it was a day late,

  • so you're all bastards.

  • - Funniest Instagram on the planet.

  • I think--

  • - What's the handle Niall?

  • - @LewisCapaldi. - @LewisCapaldi.

  • I think you're, you could have been a stand-up comedian

  • in a previous life. - Oh thank you.

  • - Or in a future one, if music failed.

  • - Oh it's a fickle business, isn't it?

  • - Yeah it is, you could be on to the next one.

  • - We can't all have that long storied career like yourself.

  • - Thanks, the tender nine years.

  • - This is a, this one's serious.

  • - Oh really, okay.

  • - This is a great compliment, you smell terrific.

  • You're the best smelling man I've ever sniffed in my life

  • and listen, I've sniffed men up and down the globe.

  • Although I haven't smelled like Jake Gyllenhaal,

  • who I'm-- - Apparently he smells

  • like shit. - Oh really?

  • - Yeah. - Oh okay.

  • We're sending for him then.

  • - It does worry me how much you like the smell of me.

  • - No, no, no, no, nah.

  • - I have, someone took pictures of us at Christmas

  • when we were having a drink, when you played that show.

  • - Yeah, have I got real close. - And you just have

  • your head, your nose in my hair.

  • - Well I sniffed your head and I said, you smell terrific

  • and you said, tweet that.

  • [laughing]

  • So listen, that's the truth. - What did you do?

  • - I smelled your head-- - How could you be

  • smelling someone's head sitting down?

  • - I came up and I sniffed your dome right,

  • I sniffed your dome.

  • - I think you're a stunning song writer,

  • all of the songs that you've written,

  • including ones we've written together,

  • "Someone You Loved" is one of the best songs there is.

  • The world is craving out for songwriters like yourself.

  • - Alright thank you. - So, love you.

  • - Well you've, that, you've kinda stole my last one.

  • - By the way, you can use that one on me.

  • - I've just, well I've wrote out.

  • - 'Cause I've got a single out now as well.

  • - I've got, "Nice To Meet Ya",

  • I've got, I love your music written here,

  • d'you see that, I'm not even bullshitting you.

  • - Love your music, he's written it.

  • - I writ I love your music, I think,

  • and I'm talking solo, group, for me, personally,

  • "Flicker" is the best song, and I've never anyone this,

  • I've never told you this, I've got a song

  • where I just completely stole the chorus.

  • - From "Flicker"?

  • - Yeah.

  • [laughing]

  • Not, it's not released, so don't try and fucking sue me.

  • [laughing]

  • But yeah, 'cause it's, but it's incredible,

  • the whole first album.

  • - I remember when I was on stage that time

  • at my gig playing it on my own in LA

  • and I looked down into the pit

  • and Lewis was doing this to me.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, but it was me, a bunch of young ladies

  • the usual, aye. - Yeah, all the birds

  • you brought to the show. - The usual.

  • [laughing]

  • And I was, I was hammered.

  • [laughing]

  • I was hammered but I was having a great time.

  • [soft music]

  • Let's do it.

  • Oh he smells great.

  • - You smell good too.

  • - Thank you, cheers.

  • - I like your clothes you're wearing.

  • ♪ I like the way you talk

  • ♪ I like the things you wear

  • ♪ I want your number tattooed on my arm in ink, I swear

  • ♪ I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

  • - You've got quite a muscular back.

  • - I reckon we'll be here in a half an hour, if you let us.

  • - These are quite nice clothes you've got on.

  • Thank you, you too. - They've got

  • a nice thread count.

  • - Yeah, d'you like it? - Yeah, this is new.

  • - This is the longest I've ever held ya and I really like it

  • - I feel, there's definitely heat happening,

  • I'm kinda leaning in like this,

  • like we're trying not to touch.

  • [laughing]

  • - [Woman] Alright.

  • - Is that good?

  • - [Woman] If you want, you can let go.

  • - What?

  • - [Woman] Tell me how the hug is for you.

  • - It started off it was so lovely,

  • now I'm starting to sweat quite a bit.

  • And I can feel the heat, I can feel the heat of us.

  • - My face is, you could peel each other off each other.

  • - D'you know what's mad though right,

  • see when you think about how people would,

  • there's people on this Earth who would fucking kill me

  • to do, to do this to Niall Horan.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Like people, don't say yeah, don't agree to that

  • you fucking pompous bastard.

  • - This is gonna be the worst I've ever, ah.

  • [laughing]

  • I just felt like we were getting closer and closer

  • the longer the seconds went on.

  • - The longer the seconds went on, and the more

  • we sweated on one another, - Yeah.

  • - I was like this is great.

  • - The friction between the two of our faces

  • was something to behold. - It was palpable.

  • - Lilly Collins' and Zac Efron's one was exactly like this.

  • - Who?

  • [soft music]

  • [upbeat music]

  • Oh it's good that the speakers are quite loud, eh?

  • Oh fuck that's a little bit low for me Niall.

  • What are you doing?

  • - This is us going around the world.

  • - Oh fuck, ah.

  • The microphone sellotape's just come off my chest hair.

  • The microphone's, stop!

  • Is this from fucking?

  • - "Single Ladies". - Yeah.

  • [laughing]

  • Your turn.

  • - Is this me now?

  • [laughing]

  • I like to, I like to dance like, this is how

  • all back-up dancers dance right, watch, follow me.

  • Do you know what I mean? - Yeah, yeah.

  • - And they go like that.

  • My microphone's off again.

  • Giddy up, giddy up.

  • Giddy up. - Go on, come on.

  • - My legs are so sore.

  • [laughing]

  • I'm not built for this.

  • Wait wait, okay.

  • Wait, wait, I'm just gonna have a room.

  • [laughing]