Before Niall played Flicker for the first time, he talked a little about how much the song meant to him, about how much the producers and session band loved it when he first performed it to them. He talked about how the song meant the most to him lyrically, how it was his favourite song on the album, and how natural it was for him to call these gigs the Flicker Sessions. Then he played the song, and the room fell completely silent. For a song that is relatively calm and quiet, and a perfect opportunity to proclaim your love for Niall, there was hardly a scream at all. Once it was over, the room erupted into the loudest cheers of the whole night so far and you could see on Niall’s face just how proud he was to have played this song and to have received such a response. His face lit up, he turned to his band mates, and everyone in the room shared that moment. Knowing that he was appreciated as an artist, and that his favourite song would soon become a favourite for many others. That was the best part of the entire night.
Niall said he knew it was odd to go to a show where you only knew 3 or 4 of the songs, but he wanted to perform the album for the fans before he released it, and I really couldn’t love him more if I tried
Interviewer: So, Niall, we know so much about you already; you’re an amazing singer, you can entertain a massive crowd by yourself, you’ve got these great fans from all over the world… Is there anything else we should be aware of?