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Niall Horan - Flicker - Album of the Week
1st November 2017
The last of the group to release his individual music post-One Direction, Niall Horan’s “Flicker” has been long-waited by ex-directioners and new fans alike. His new folk-pop album is said to have been inspired partly by Fleetwood Mac, a tone that we particularly see in “Since We’re Alone”. Likewise, in “This Town” we hear some similarities with another acoustic artist, the much-loved Ed Sheeran with his subtle, emotional tune. The Album’s namesake “Flicker” has a soft, understated melody, in contrast with the more upbeat single “Slow hands” which charted within the top ten in four different countries.
Niall worked with several other co-writers on the album, including Tobias Jesso Jr. who has worked with the likes of Adele and his old One Direction collaborator Jamie Scott. While we have seen the other members of One Direction play with new music styles of their own; Zayn Malik’s R’n’B sounds contrasted with Harry Styles’ pop-rock and Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson more traditional pop, Niall’s refreshingly personal album has really made a splash in the music scene.
Check out his new song “Flicker” below!