Former One Direction member Niall Horan will release his debut solo album “Flicker” on October 20.
The record, inspired by classic rock acts, including Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, contains his previous singles “This town”, “Slow hands” and the new track “Too much to ask”.
Co-penned by Jamie Scott and produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Kelly Clarkson), the song tells about a lost love.
About the album release, Niall said: “I’d obviously written a lot of stuff when I was teenager and 19 or whatever. So I felt like this was the first time I’d written stuff from an adult’s point of view looking back at those times or present times. The ideas came pretty naturally to me because they’re clearly on my mind all the time. There were long hours spent trying to write this and trying to get things right, obviously I wasn’t going to release a lot of crap so I was putting my heart and soul into it, hence the fact I started writing it last March and it’s nearly October and it’s still not out”.
He goes on saying: “I’d written most of the album by probably November last year and then I wrote this song called ‘Flicker’…I kind of took the album veered off into a different direction. It kinda changed my mind on where I was taking it hence the fact it’s quite chilled out from what you’ll hear in a few weeks. It wasn’t like that everything was going wrong, I just felt like I could do better at some points, and some songs weren’t as good as the next and just don’t want to bring out an album full of fillers”.
Recently, Horan has announced a 2018 North American tour. He will be joined by country star Maren Morris, who is most famously known for her latest release “I could use a love song”.
The duo also also created a song together that will appear on the album called “Seeing blind”.

Tour dates:

Sep 19 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 29 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 31 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Nov 01 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Nov 03 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Nov 04 – The Fillmore, Washington, DC
Nov 06 – The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL
Nov 09 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Nov 10 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Nov 13 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Nov 15 – Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov 17 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
Nov 20 – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Nov 22 – The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
July 18 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
July 20 – Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, TX
July 21 – Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
July 23 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
July 25 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
July 26 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, OH
July 28 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
July 30 – USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Nampa, ID
Aug 02 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
Aug 04 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Aug 05 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
Aug 07 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 17 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
Aug 20 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Aug 22 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Aug 23 – Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Aug 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
Aug 26 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
Aug 28 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
Aug 29 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Aug 31 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Sep 02 – The Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA
Sep 05 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
Sep 07 – Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY
Sep 08 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
Sep 11 – BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
Sep 12 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Sep 14 – XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT
Sep 15 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Sep 17 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
Sep 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
Sep 20 – Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
Sep 22 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
Sep 23 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S Florida Fairgounds, West Palm Beach, FL