“[Flicker] unveils a never-before-seen personal side of Horan” – Rolling Stone
In April 2018, Niall Horan and his band took a brief break from their world tour to travel to Dublin to record tracks from his debut album ‘Flicker’ with the revered 45-piece RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The recording formed the basis of a one-off TV special, broadcast earlier this year. The music recorded that day is Flicker featuring The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, released today through EMI Music Australia. Download / stream HERE.
Niall said, “Flicker was an album I made that came from the heart and my heart is very much in Ireland. Recording tracks from that album with a 45-piece orchestra was a dream come true and to be able to do it at home with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, one of the best in Europe, if not the world, was really special.”
The nine-track album features eight reworked songs from the multi-platinum selling #1 album “Flicker”, including singles “This Town” and “Too Much To Ask”, plus one other previously unreleased track “So Long”.
Niall explains, “When recording the album, I could never get the production right on ‘So Long’. I played it in tour rehearsals one day and the band joined in with me. We ended up making a new version which sounds amazing live and has been part of our tour set list. I love that we can finally release a version of it now.”
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed under conductor Gavin Murphy, who also arranged the orchestral scoring, and was led by Bróna Cahill.
Niall has sold over 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction and has toured the globe numerous times. His debut Platinum single “This Town”, released in 2016, sold more than 6 million track equivalent units globally with the follow up, “Slow Hands”, selling over 8.5 million.
In October 2017, Niall released his debut solo album “Flicker”. On release, the album hit #1 in Ireland and the United States and went to #1 on iTunes in a staggering 61 countries. It has since gone on to sell over 2.5 Million albums worldwide and be streamed over 2.6 Billion times. It has been certified Gold in Australia.
Flicker featuring The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is available to download / stream NOW.