Conor Maynard Honoured To Record Frank Ocean Song For Debut Album 'Contrast' - Audio
1 August 2012, 11:00
The 'Vegas Girl' singer says the Frank Ocean track on his album is "insane" and a high point of the record.
Conor Maynard says he is honoured to have a song written by R&B star Frank Ocean on his newly released debut album, and says he has been a "massive" fan of the "Pyramids' singer for some time.
'Can't Say No' singer Conor launched his debut solo album 'Contrast' in the UK this week (30th July), which features collaborations with both Ne-Yo and Rita Ora, and also recorded the Frank Ocean penned 'Pictures' as part of the record.
"I think it's amazing timing as well, because obviously Frank Ocean is bigger than ever right now," Conor revealed exclusively to Capital FM. "His album was incredible, and I get to go out there and say I've got a track written by Frank Ocean on my album.
I've been a massive fan of Frank Ocean for ages so when I heard it, and I heard that he'd written it I was like, 'Wow this track's insane'," the 19 year-old singer explained. "I think that is definitely one of the tracks that shows the more grown-up, mature side of the album so people should definitely check that out."
'Vegas Girl' singer Conor recently discussed the media comparison between himself and Justin Bieber, saying that although they were flattering he is keen to care out his own path in the industry and doesn't want to follow anyone.
Frank Ocean made headlines in early July after he wrote a candid blog post opening up about his sexuality, and his new album 'Channel Orange' has received rave reviews since its release in the middle of last month (10th July).
Check out a promotional picture of Conor Maynard below:
Conor Maynard's new album 'Contrast' is out now and recent single 'Vegas Girl' charted at number six on the Vodafone Big Top 40 this past sunday (29th July).
Listen to Conor Maynard talking to Capital FM's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about getting to record a song written by Frank Ocean below: