To kick-start the weekend Mullingar musician Niall Horan is treating us to some new music and has announced when fans can get their hands on his debut solo album, Flicker.

The former One Direction singer, who turned 24 early this week, has released the second single from his forthcoming album, which will be out on October 20.

Horan shared the track called, Too Much To Ask, on social media, telling his followers that it is one his favourites. 

Horan, who says he is a home bird, was reported to have bought a property in his hometown of Mullingar in August, however speaking to RTÉ recently he revealed that he isn't currently based in Ireland, saying he has to make "sacrifices" to pursue his music career.

"I still have to live abroad as the music industry takes me elsewhere at the minute, but I try and get home as much as I can," he said.

"It's not always easy, and I do miss it, but these are the sacrifices you have to make. I would love to live in Ireland but at the moment it's just not feasible for me."