Niall Horan has premiered his duet with country star Maren Morris at a music industry event in California.

The duet, Seeing Blind, was played to delegates and guests attending the Capitol Music Group's Capitol Congress at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday. 

US entertainment trade daily Variety reports that the One Direction singer-turned-solo star told the audience that he contacted Morris by email to see if she would be interested in teaming up with him and that Grammy winner Morris "happily accepted".

Describing Seeing Blind, Variety says the track "could easily find its way to formats outside of pop, has the acoustic base that Horan has made his trademark, along with an infectious chorus accentuated by Morris' vocals".

There are no details on a release date for Seeing Blind at present. 

Niall Horan kicks off his Flicker Sessions tour in Dublin at the end of this month

Horan begins his Flicker Sessions world tour at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on August 29. His debut solo album is expected later this year.