Interview: Conor Maynard - Talks New Album & NYC Visit
After first posting about him under our Youtube Talent section back in July of 2010, and catching up with him over this past summer, he has already garnished much success in the UK and recently made his US television debut on The Today Show. He performed his new single Vegas Girl. While is New York City, Conor caught up with us to chat for a bit.
"Welcome to New York Conor! How did you enjoy your US television debut on The Today Show?
It was insane to do that. My first time performing on television in America. I got the chance to chill with my fans on a bus! The MAYniac bus which has my face on it so it's the best bus ever. *laughs* And it gave the fans a chance to be really creative because they had to make the best poster to get on the bus. It was really fun.
"You've had much success in the UK and you're gearing up for the US release of Contrast, tell music listeners what they can expect from the album."
The album title Contrast explains the sound of the album, there's your very upbeat dance track and then your slow ballads. Also a lot of features including Rita Ora, Frank Ocean and Ne-Yo. I used a lot of different sounds on the album and had fun while creating this project.
"How do you deal with the music comparisons to certain artists?
My sound will set me apart from the artists I am being compared to now. My music is different and what I sing about is very different. So I'm excited for people to hear the album.