Recently, J-14 had the opportunity to head to Central Park in NYC for a fun-filled afternoon with British sensation Olly Murs -- while he recorded his VevoGO video for his brand new single, "Troublemaker"!
Olly Tweeted out his Central Park location only an hour before showing up -- but tons of fans still got the message and were there to greet him when he arrived! After performing "Troublemaker" and "Heart Skips A Beat" for the crowd, we had a chance to chat with him all about his new album, what song he's most excited to perform at Z100's Jingle Ball this December (1D and Ed Sheeran will also be there!), and more!
J-14: Give everyone the scoop on your new album, Right Place, Right Time, coming out December 4! Olly Murs: The album's amazing! It's been a long, long process for me. I've been in the studio for most of the year and touring as well, so it's been pretty crazy. I mean, any artist is going to sit here when their album comes out and say it's the best -- that's what we do -- but I genuinely feel like it's my best. Fingers crossed that it comes across well and people like it.
J-14: And you worked with Flo Rida on the album! What was that like? Olly Murs: Collaborate with Flo Rida was pretty amazing. We called him from the UK and after a few text messages and emails, we got there. He heard the song "Troublemaker" and loved it and jumped on. When you get someone as big as Flo Rida on a song it just gives it that extra 10%, so I'm really excited about that.
J-14: What is one song that you're really excited to perform live? Olly Murs: Oh, I'm really excited to perform "Hey You Beautiful." It's got a disco vibe to it which I've never done before. It's all about this amazing girl that's like a sparkle in her eye that makes me want to have a good evening with her, just having fun together.
J-14: There's a huge British invasion happening right now -- you, 1D, Ed Sheeran, The Wanted. Why do you think that is? Olly Murs: Social networks! There used to not be a way to see things across the world. Ten years ago, the Internet was nowhere near as big as it is now. YouTube and Vevo and Twitter have given people amazing opportunities to find out about people. I think that's what's happened. It's just given us in the UK a chance to show our music off. The fans are driving us British people over here. I probably wouldn't be here if it weren't for the U.S. fans. Even One Direction's success -- it came so instantly because of the fans, and that's why they're doing so well.
J-14: What's one thing you miss about the UK when you're here? Olly Murs: Just being in my own bed really. I like my own bed. You get in and you're like, "There's no place like home."
Photo Credits: Katie Amey/J-14 Magazine; Vevo