On February 1st, Niall Horan shared a new version of his debut album, “Flicker”. Titled ‘Flicker featuring The RTÉ Concert Orchestra’, the new album has Horan collaborating with the 45-piece RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
The two recorded the live versions of the songs last year while in Dublin.
Niall says that it was “a dream come true” to work with the RTE Concert Orchestra because they are “one of the best in Europe, if not the world.” The collaboration meant a lot to him especially because he could work on the project in Ireland, his home country.
“Flicker was an album I made that came from the heart and my heart is very much in Ireland,” he says.
The live album reimages eight songs, including singles “This Town” and “Too Much to Ask,” as well as a previously unreleased track titled “So Long.”
Horan says, “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.”
A few hours after releasing the album, Horan also shared his live performance of “So Long” with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Released in October of 2017, Horan’s debut album, “Flicker,” has since gone on to sell over 2.5 million albums worldwide. It came with the hit single, “Slow Hands,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, his second top 20 entry as a solo artist after debut single, “This Town.”
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