Niall Horan’s debut solo record, Flicker, has been a massive success — landing at the number one spot on Billboard’s 200 Chart in a matter of weeks — and yet, the artist was really nervous about releasing it.
It’s been a few weeks since the “This Town” singer let his fans into his life even more with this personal album, and it was that ability to give himself to everyone through his music that had Horan anxious to begin with.
“I wanted to make an album that was true to me,” Horan explained during his intimate and honest Vevo Originals: Closer To The Light interview. “I’ve been kind of anxious.”
The Irish crooner admitted that even when getting ready to release the record — after months of working on it and shaping it into something he was proud of — he had serious anxiety thinking about its reception.
“Even on the way over to LA, on the plane, I was thinking, I’m nervous,” he revealed. “I was sitting on the plane for 11 hours and was like, ‘why am I nervous?’ Well, this is the first time I’ve put pen to paper in that form and given myself over.”
As fans already know, Horan’s record is personal and really does show the different sides of the singer, and his ability to put his feelings on paper — and in song. The good news is that Horan did release this record, despite his anxious feelings, and night after night he’s performing the hits for his fans, and we already wish there were more new songs to fall in love with.
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