Niall Horan is crossing over into the world of country music.
Niall confirmed the existence of a long-rumoured collaboration with US country singer Maren Morris yesterday (August 9), a track expected to feature on his debut album out later in the year.
Speaking at Capitol Records' Capitol Congress event in Hollywood (Capitol is Niall's US label), where the song was unveiled, Variety reports that Niall explained how reached out to Maren via email and asked if she wanted to add her vocals to a track he had written titled Seeing Blind.
Maren accepted and the result "has the acoustic base that Horan has made his trademark, along with an infectious chorus accentuated by Morris’ vocals".
Could this be Niall's next single? Sounds like an obvious choice to us!
For those unaware of Maren Morris, the 27-year-old released her major label debut album Hero last year to critical acclaim, topping Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart in the US, while peaking at Number 5 on the Billboard 200.
Maren took home a GRAMMY earlier this year for her single My Church, which was voted Best Country Solo Performance. It's safe to say that Niall has good taste when it comes to picking collaborators. Maren addressed Seeing Blind earlier on Twitter:
Niall's Flicker Sessions world tour kicks off later this month with a show in his hometown of Dublin, before he visits the likes of London, Stockholm, Tokyo and Miami. Learn more about the tour here.