It looks like we’ll be getting more than just an album from Niall Horan this month. The former One Direction member, always a heartthrob, announced in September that he was finally ready to release his debut album Flicker on October 20, almost a year after dropping the lead single “This Town.”
Now fans are going to get a behind-the-scenes look at what the singer has been doing for the past year and a half, which according to Horan has been spent in a recording studio.
Horan has teamed up with Apple Music to release On the Record: Flicker, a documentary that follows the Irish singer throughout the recording process of Flicker.
“I always knew that if I ever made a solo album, what it would sound like,” says Horan in the trailer released today. “I’ve spent the last year and a half between the four wall of a studio and I’m ready to go and show how proud of my album I am and watch people hopefully enjoy it. It’s all, kinda, time will tell-type stuff.”
The new doc, which will begin streaming on Apple Music worldwide on October 20, features recording studio footage and voiceovers by Horan. “That classic American rock, that country slash Americana feel kinda stuck out to me straight away as a child. I’m glad it’s still with me now,” says Horan. “I’ve actually matured a bit. I’m writing about some young fella from Ireland, but from an adult’s point of view.”
Since debuting his first solo effort last December, Horan has released two more singles, including “Slow Hands” and his latest track, “Too Much To Ask.”
Even with his status as a member of one of the biggest boy bands of all time, Horan says he was still nervous to release music solo artist. “Going number one in all those countries on iTunes was a relief for me and able to see it week by week growing is great because it means people like what you’re doing.”
The new documentary makes Horan the second former One Direction member to score a film with Apple Music. In September, Apple Music released Harry Styles: Behind The Music.
Seeing Horan in the studio isn’t anything new. The singer has definitely pegged the space as his comfort zone, appearing in studio for all three of his solo music videos and even back when he was with One Direction. But at the end of the day, do we really care where about the setting as long as we get to see more of Niall?