Niall Horan Is Blessing Us With Solo Album News, a New Single, and an Upcoming World Tour Announcement

Here we’ve been patiently waiting for Niall music news and he just dropped it all at once.

Being a Niall Horan fan is an incredibly rewarding experience, but I can’t say it’s not a fandom without a roller coaster of emotions. Longtime Niall supporters know just how incredibly sweet, talented, and destined for great musical successes he is, but it is a bit of a frustrating challenge to make The General Public understand that without his thoughtful solo album being out there in the universe for critique.

As in, somehow my dad knows all the words to “This Town” and hums along to “Slow Hands” every time the single hits the radio, yet he definitely couldn’t pick Niall out of even One Direction, forget about a crowd. Like I said, frustrating.

But that is all rapidly a’changing right now, as Niall has just dropped a whopper of an announcement on the world.

First up, the singer officially announced his debut solo album’s name — Flicker — and its upcoming release date — October 20. So close, yet so far away.

In his album cover artwork, his piercing eyes are staring right into everyone’s individual souls. Perfect.

Niall isn’t making us wait for another listen to his solo tunes, either. In addition to announcing this album, he dropped a new single off of it, titled “Too Much To Ask.”

This song has some serious country singer-songwriter vibes to it, with a unique Niall twist.

Plus, is one of Niall’s self-professed personal favorites, and with an endorsement like that, it is immediately worth adding to your on-replay playlist.

So when can we hear Niall sing these incredible new tracks live, changing the hearts and souls of yet-to-be-superfans everywhere? In addition to his previously-announced Flicker Sessions, Niall has just announced his upcoming 2018 Flicker World Tour, which includes stops across the United States and Canada with his friend Maren Morris.

Please sign us up for ALL. THE. THINGS. Niall is just about ready to take over, and his fandom is going to grow by leaps and bounds.

To get you pumped for this album and tour, make sure to check out “Too Much To Ask,” available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and Amazon Music.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.