Niall Horan’s Solo Debut: Flicker



Niall Horan for Billboard, photographed by David Needleman

Niall Horan for Billboard, photographed by David Needleman

David Needleman

David Needleman

Niall Horan for Billboard, photographed by David Needleman

Anna Downs, Contributing Author
October 29, 2017

Niall Horan is finest identified for being one fifth of the preferred boy band of our era: One Route. After the discharge of One Route’s Made within the A.M. in 2015, the band cut up which led to every member going solo. Horan launched his first full album of solo work on Friday (Oct. 27) titled Flicker.

All through the years in One Route, Niall was the one band member to play an instrument on tour: the guitar, main listeners to imagine he could also be extra musically inclined. Flicker is a 13-track album narrowed down from about 70 songs he wrote for the album, Horan said in an interview with Billboard.

Now that Horan is taking up the position of singer-songwriter on his personal, this pop album is completely different from previous albums with One Route. This album consists of a mixture of ballads and upbeat pop songs, however with substance. The melodies and lyrics are significant with a constant movement of tune all through. Two singles off the album which have gotten main air time to this point are “This City” and extra lately “Gradual Arms.” Flicker features a versatile mixture of songs that can maintain one and listening lengthy after simply listening to the radio hits.

The theme of this album appears to be based mostly round his processes of relationships. It’s thrilling to see how Horan’s abilities as a musician have grown, and by going solo, he permits himself extra freedom with the songwriting and types. With that freedom it’s prevalent that this album is completely suited to Horan’s voice. Flicker appears to be an awesome success not simply chart clever, however in private progress.

The album consists of influences of folk-type music presumably based mostly from his roots in Eire. Nearly all songs on the album characteristic guitar as the principle instrument within the tune, making it extra of a laid again acoustic piece all collectively. Following the discharge of the album earlier this month, Horan introduced the Flicker Clbades World Tour.

All all through 2018, Horan can be performing songs off Flicker all around the globe. At solely 24 years of age, it’s great to see all that Horan is able to. Followers are wanting ahead to see the place the album will find yourself inserting on the charts. Flicker could also be categorized as an on the spot basic for his followers.


Take heed to Flicker on Spotify and Apple Music.


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