Feelin’ the Thursday slump? Here’s a feel-good track to help get you through the work week, courtesy of cutie Olly Murs.
“Right Place, Right Time” is the title track and fourth single from Olly’s chart-topping 3rd studio album. This polished piece of pop goodness seems especially appropriate for Olly, who has become Britain’s premier male popstar after finishing second on The X Factor back in 2009.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Olly — he has that adorable, everyday guy kinda vibe that’ll make your heart melt. But, Olly also has serious talent, as is evidenced by this near-perfect pop track. His voice soars alongside gorgeous piano lines and swirling strings that balance the age-old cliché with some serious pop magic. Sure, Olly has benefitted from a healthy dose of good timing and great luck during his short career, but it’s his raw talent, consistency, and musical sensibility that have catapulted him to the top of British pop.
Be sure to check out the video below. And, if you’re looking for a solid dance mix, check out the overhaul from producers Max Sanna & Steve Pitron.
Olly Murs has become a household name in Britain since his appearance on the 2009 series of The X Factor. In his short career, he’s already managed to produce three successful albums and accumulate four #1 singles. Olly now hopes to do the same in the States, where he’s embarked on an aggressive media blitz to promote his first American single, “Troublemaker.” He toured with One Direction last year across the US, and played a sold out solo concert in NYC last month. And his media appearances in America have only reinforced what fans elsewhere already know: he’s handsome, charming, quirky, self-deprecating… and, most importantly, musically gifted.
Olly is often compared to Robbie Williams, another sexy Brit with staggering good looks and an impressive set of vocal chops. For all his success in the UK — and around the world — Robbie has had a harder time in America. Olly hopes to break that mold, aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Adam Levine, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake.
His upcoming single, “Army of Two” may just his best shot yet at realizing his American dream. Written by Olly as a tribute to the Murs Army (the term he uses to describe his fans), “Army of Two” is a fun, upbeat pop single, made even better with some help from remix masters Steve Smart & Westfunk. The track is instantly likable, and the chorus is catchy enough to be memorable. Whether this is the single that breaks through in America remains to be seen, but I suspect he’s got a bright future ahead of him on this side of the Pond.