Well, well, well.
You have us shook.
Flicker dropped on Friday and we’ve been crying in the club (ok our bedrooms) ever since.
And we gotta be honest we’ve been feeling a lil guilty.
We’ve been roasting you for playing golf every damn day since the hiatus.
But really you’ve been out there secretly having your heart broken. SPEAKING OF WHICH WHEN WE FIND OUT WHO HURT YOU WE WILL ATTACC!!!
But first we wanna start by saying we’re sorry.
We’re sorry for making memes about you playing an old man sport and teasing you about being 1D’s biggest stanner since, well, us - when really you were also writing this truly beautiful album.
So now we’re going to give you the respect it deserves.
ON THE LOOSE
BEST LYRICS: "She’ll dance in the dark, a real work of art. Her eyes could burn down the room."
GF SAYS: NGL we’ll be pretending for the rest of our lives that Niall wrote this about us.
MOOD: If a hug could be a song this would be it.
BEST LYRICS: "If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you."
GF SAYS: Neil dropped this sweet lil tune over a year ago!!!! And it’s still just so beautiful. Our lil irish man can really write a love song.
MOOD: Cruising in the car with the windows down.
BEST LYRICS: "You’re too good to be all mine."
GF SAYS: This romantic collab is with Maren Morris, who is touring as Niall’s support act. Also fun fact, the line “You make loving fun” is a reference to a top tune by one of Niall and Harry’s favourite bands, Fleetwood Mac. Which I brought up purely so I had an excuse to post this glorious gif from 1D day.
BEST LYRICS: "Fingertips putting on a show, got me now and I can't say no."
GF SAYS: This is Neil’s most glorious moment. Remember in the UAN and TMH eras when poor Niall (and Louis) wouldn’t get any solos. YEAH WELL MANAGEMENT WE HOPE YOU FEEL BAD NOW.
TOO MUCH TO ASK
MOOD: SAD AF
BEST LYRICS: "My heart is hoping you'll walk right in tonight and tell me there are things that you regret, coz if I'm being honest I ain't over you yet."
GF SAYS: This is when things get super sad and we get super cross. Please tell us who broke your heart, Niall. We just want to talk.
MOOD: ALSO SAD AF
BEST LYRICS: "Why do we climb to fall so far?"
GF SAYS: This is some top-notch song writing from our darling Niall. We wanna give him a big hug and tell him to forget her… whoever she is, she doesn’t deserve our Irish prince.
SINCE WE'RE ALONE
MOOD: Bit of a bop.
BEST LYRICS: "I love you best when you're just yourself. Yeah, you're everything I want."
GF SAYS: Proof that Niall would be the world’s greatest boyfriend.
MOOD: Crying all over again.
BEST LYRICS: "Asking questions to the ceiling, never know what you’re thinking."
GF SAYS: The title track is so dreamy and really shows off how gorgeous Niall’s voice is.
MOOD: Dreamy tune… but yeah we’re still crying
BEST LYRICS: "And I will steady your hand when you're losing your grip."
GF SAYS: Ok seriously. Who on earth could walk away from a gorgeous guy with such a good heart? We know we’re going on about it but honestly.
YOU AND ME
MOOD: The perfect song you listen to while lying on your back staring at the stars.
BEST LYRICS: "Don’t you worry darling, don’t you lose sleep tonight. I can promise you, I can guarantee, that at the end of the road I see you with me."
GF SAYS: If you make it this far without falling deeply in love with Niall then you need to see a cardiologist to check if you have a heart.
If you haven’t bought/streamed/become addicted to this album then we literally do not know what you are waiting for.
To see the man himself in action next year at his Flicker world tour go here to secure tix.
Also, make sure you check out the official documentary at Apple Music. It’s the greatest Niall video since a fan made this 5 minute and 21 second supercut of every time Neil took a chonce. (Well worth the watch btw check it out right here).
That doesn’t mean we don’t miss 1D. Because we do darling, we really, really do. Like you, we got our 1D pjs packed and our bags by the door just waiting for that call. But this beautiful album was what our hearts needed RN. Just like a good bra, we can always depend on you, dear Niall.