Niall Horan has said he is 'incredibly proud' of his debut solo album Flicker, with the former One Direction singer hopeful that fans will enjoy the album as he launches it today.

Taking to Twitter, Horan shared a message with his fans at the time of the album's release.

"It's time," the post reads. "Flicker is out, finally."

"I've spent the last year and a half writing and recording this album. It's something that I've worked really hard on and I'm incredibly proud of it," he continued. "This is the first time I've put my thoughts and emotions on paper and then onto record and it feels really good."

"I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for everything so far," he added.

The Mullingar man tweeted on Friday morning that he is "feeling the love" from fans so far since the album's release and shared an acoustic video of the album's title track as a thank you.

Horan debuted the songs from the album to fans at a series of live shows known as the Flicker Sessions, which included a show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

Fans have been taking to social media in their droves to share their initial thoughts on the album, and it seems to be going down a treat.