The first time I heard “Seasons” by Olly Murs I was in awe. Of course Ryan Tedder of One Republic c0-wrote and co-produced the song so it is no wonder. The man is a musical genius. I just can’t stop listening to the track. I am definitely an Olly fan and I have to say “Seasons” tops “Heart Skips A Beat” and “Troublemaker,” which are both hard acts to follow. I was expecting a little bit more from the music video, but the song makes up for it. Check it out above!
Opening Act: Chris Wallace
January 29, 2013
House of Blues
West Hollywood, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Olly Murs has been on my wish list of concerts to see for awhile now. He’s been going back and forth from the UK to the US for promotional work, but hasn’t had any official gigs until now. Continue Reading
Olly Murs is making the U.S. crossover with his catchy song, “Troublemaker” featuring Flo Rida. I posted his video for “Heart Skips A Beat” awhile back and since then I’ve been a fan. He was the runner-up on the sixth season of X-Factor UK. Since then he’s been sharing his time lately between the U.S. and the UK for promotion.
This video was released a couple of months ago and is a fun flirty tune. His voice channels a certain famous frontman and you’ll know who I mean when you hear it. Yet, it is still distinct enough to be an Olly original sound. He’s wearing his trusty suspenders and even Flo Rida’s appearance on the track gives it a good boost.
Olly has blown up in the UK, so if you’re in NY, Chicago or LA, you’re in luck. He’s playing a show in each of those cities this month, so catch him while you can.
Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks collaborating is just pure genius. Olly Murs, runner up in Season 6 of X-Factor UK is finally making his way to North America. English hip-hop duo, Rizzle Kicks have also been making their name known in the states, most recently having “Down With The Trumpets” featured on MTV’s hit series, Teen Wolf. The musicians came together for “Heart Skips A Beat” which they performed live at the 2012 BRIT Awards. This is such an amazingly catchy song that deserves a ton of US airplay. However, the US version of the single replaces Rizzle Kicks with Chiddy Bang. Big mistake if you ask me. You can find the new version somewhere on YouTube. Luckily, you can watch the original above and keep hitting repeat. [EDIT: The official video with Rizzle Kicks is no longer available (this is a tragedy), but you can still listen to the song above.]