Niall Horan has debuted his solo single Slow Hands on TV with a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The One Direction star took to the stage wearing a jaunty tropical print shirt for the performance of the funky, uptempo track.

Earlier this week, Horan unveiled the lyric video for his second solo single, which features lots of candid, behind-the-scenes footage of the singer recording the track. 

He previously said the single was inspired by the "heavy bass and the funky guitar sound" typical of music styles from the 1980s.

Slow Hands was released on May 4 and followed last year's solo debut, the laid back, folky love song This Town, which have both been lifted from his upcoming debut solo album.