Conor Maynard Hoping For Ed Sheeran Collaboration On His New Album

19 January 2013, 10:57 | Updated: 20 January 2013, 10:22

The UK star says he wants to follow a "more intimate and acoustic" sound for his next record.

Conor Maynard has revealed he is looking to work with fellow UK star Ed Sheeran on his second album.

The 'Can't Say No' singer arrived with his debut record 'Contrast' in 2012 and says he wants to follow a more acoustic route with his second studio outing later this year.

"I want to work with singer-songwriters," Conor revealed to Bang Showbiz this week. "I'm hoping to work with Ed Sheeran or John Mayer.

"The first album was very much about the big up-tempo numbers and now it's time to get into something a bit more intimate and acoustic to really show my voice.

"I'm not going to move away completely from the upbeat songs as I love doing them, but I'd love to try some new stuff," he added. "You've got to experiment."

Check out a picture of Conor Maynard making his debut on The Late Show in America this month below (Credit: Getty):

Earlier this week Conor also revealed he is hoping to get into the recording studio with Emeli Sande later this year as well.

Conor Maynard launched his debut album in the US earlier this month, with a string of promotional appearances on TV stateside, and drops his new single 'Animal' in the UK this Sunday (20th January).

Ed Sheeran is also working on a new record, the follow-up to his 2011 debut '+', and has hinted at a February 2014 release for his second studio album.