Fresh from a US radio No.1 and an AMA nomination, Niall Horan today releases his debut solo album ‘Flicker’.
The 10 track album includes the global hits “This Town” and “Slow Hands” plus Niall’s new single, “Too Much To Ask.”
Other stand out tracks include the breezy mid tempo “On The Loose”, the beautiful “Seeing Blind” featuring country star Maren Morris and the deeply personal title track “Flicker”.
Niall collaborated with producers Julian Bunetta, Jacquire King and Greg Kurstin to develop the distinctive sound he envisioned for the album.
Niall says: “I wanted this album to be completely personal and the best way for me to get what I wanted out of the songs was to write them with friends. I’m very influenced by Americana, folk and country, and I wanted to make an album that’s based on these influences”.
In the coming week Niall, who has sold over 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction, will perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “TODAY”. He was recently nominated for an American Music Award in the New Artist of the Year category.
Apple Music’s latest short film, “On The Record: Flicker”, offers an insight into Niall’s creative process and this watershed moment in his career. Available exclusively on Apple Music, it features candid interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from recording sessions and acoustic rehearsals.
“This Town,” the album’s first single, has sold more than three million track equivalent units globally and combined streams now surpass 450 million worldwide. The follow-up,“Slow Hands,” went straight to No.1 in 44 countries. Named one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” by Billboard, it topped the US Top 40 radio chart and has had more than 820 million combined streams worldwide.