Pop stars rarely emerge fully formed, but every now and again someone comes along to buck the trend; a genuine new talent discovered doing their own thing, spotted making waves and building their own undeniable fan base before being given the platform to burst forth and show the world just what they’re capable of. 19 year old, Brighton-born Conor Maynard is that real deal.
Little more than a year ago, Conor was uploading videos of himself to the internet singing his favourite songs and getting positive comments from fans of the originals. Soon even the artists themselves started to take notice, including Ne-Yo who phoned his house offering to produce him. It was inevitable that record companies would be lining up and in a whirlwind few weeks, the prestigious UK label Parlophone struck a deal to bring him to the world stage.
Over the past few months, Conor has been working with some of the most exciting songwriters and producers on his own material and during that time he’s seen his online fan base grow exponentially.
With over 60 million YouTube views, including almost six million alone for “Can’t Say No,” it is no wonder that the buzz has made its way across the pond to North America.
Debut single “Can’t Say No” was co-written by Conor and produced by The Invisible Men. It’s an edgy, electronic slice of prime R&B-styled pop that sounds amazing on the radio. Both the single and EP are available in Canada digitally.
Conor has been busy working on his debut album with the likes of Ne-Yo, Pharell Williams, Jermaine Dupri (Usher, Mariah Carey), Midi Mafia (50 Cent, Frank Ocean), Kevin Rudolf (Jay Sean, Lil’ Wayne), Sandy Vee (Rhianna, Pitbull), Crada (Drake, Kid Kudi) and the legendary Dianne Warren. The album will be released in the summer