Niall Horan, Maren Morris Unplug For Stripped-Down "Seeing Blind" Video
As if Niall Horan and Maren Morris' splendid studio rendition of "Seeing Blind" didn't take us by enough surprise, the power duo has gone next level with the release of a down-home unplugged video performance that's as sweet as pure sugar.
Shot on location in an intimate studio in Nashville, Tenn., "Seeing Blind" surely benefits from a stripped-down countrified treatment. With a dapper cowboy hat, Horan sets the rhythmic tone with his strumming acoustic guitar figure, complemented by only sparse percussion. And when Morris and Horan harmonize, it's a cloud nine combo akin to peanut butter and jelly.
"Seeing Blind" is featured on Horan's debut album, 2017's Flicker, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Interestingly, the teaming of Horan and Morris has the GRAMMY Awards to thank.
"I had heard a lot about Maren and she was making a lot of noise clearly with her album," Horan told GRAMMY.com last fall. "And I watched the [59th] GRAMMYs, she performs with Alicia Keys, she wins a GRAMMY. I'm like, 'That is right up my street there.'"
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) June 4, 2018
Morris is currently riding high with another collab: Her smash with Zedd and Grey, "The Middle," currently sits at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In the meantime, you can catch Horan and Morris on tour together this summer — Morris is opening concert dates for Horan's Flicker World Tour, which is scheduled to wrap in the U.S. on Sept. 23 in West Palm Beach, Fla.