Niall Horan has admitted he's planning to pull himself out of the limelight once his Flicker tour ends in September as he wants to focus on writing some songs for his second album.

The 24-year-old former One Direction singer, who has been on the road for almost four months, admits he's already decided that he's going to take some time out once he's returned home later this year.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, he said: ''Having the band there is great so in the soundchecks we will jam out something and see what happens.

''Nothing has really come yet. When I'm on tour I get into such a routine. And when you're writing songs I feel like that needs to be 100 per cent your focus.

''So I'm going to take a couple of months off after the tour, which finishes in September. Then I'll just write until I've got good tunes. I'm not coming back until I do."

He added: ''I find the slower songs come more naturally for me. I would like to create a bit more of the up-tempo stuff and try to cement my sound. That's something to work on.''

Last week, the Mullingar man delighted fans when he joined Taylor Swift on stage as she played her first ever concert at London's Wembley Stadium.

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