Niall Horan’s debut album, Flicker, dropped last week and we already have a few favorite songs that we’re listening to on repeat. When it comes to the most important track, however, Horan has narrowed it down to one.
“For me personally, the title track ‘Flicker’ is the most important track I ever wrote,” Horan told Teen Vogue.
The title track holds special importance for Horan because it helped set the tone creatively for the entire record. That being said, the singer isn’t about to define “Flicker,” because he wants his fans to find their own meaning behind the song.
“The great thing about songs is that they mean different things to different people,” he explained. “I’m just excited for the fans to listen to the album as a whole and then they can decide what track means the most to them.”
Although Horan doesn’t want to push fans in one direction or another, this isn’t the first time he’s chosen “Flicker” as a standout track. In fact, in September he told Zane Lowe on his Apple Beats 1 Radio show that the title track left everyone speechless after they recorded it.
“I remember after two or three takes, everyone was sort of sitting around and looking at the wall like ‘this is quite the pretty song.’ And I was feeling the same,” he recalled. “We took a break and no one spoke to each other and it was great.”
Now that you’ve listened to the record — probably more times than you can count — which song is your favorite?
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