Olly Murs Acoustic Troublemaker and Heart Skips a Beat (VIDEO)

X Factor UK alum, Olly Murs, whose album Right Place, Right Time will be released in America in April, is ready to conquer the US.

“In the U.K., I came from a talent show,” Olly tells Billboard, “I was watched by millions of people, so instantly when I came out from the show, people knew who I was. Whereas over here [in the U.S.], no one knows who I am. They’re listening to ‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ or my album and they’re like, ‘Okay, I want to get to know Olly.’”

Via Billboard

Check out acoustic versions of his songs “Troublemaker” and “Heart Skips a Beat”

Troublemaker

Heart Skips a Beat

Billboard Interview

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    I’m meeting him in Baltimore tomorrow. I won my first ever radio contest and I’m absolutely psyched.

  • http://twitter.com/Barb0603 Barbara Rodriguez

    I watched all of X Factor UK ( much better than X Factor USA IMO ) this year and Olly was great on Xtra Factor ( after show )and I really like him ! He seems to be a very genuine guy, I wish him all the luck here in the U.S.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Wow! Olly has such thick British accent! I had no idea…
    I only knew him throw his music.
    Wish him all the luck breaking into US, maybe if thing go well they can re-release ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ at some point. I still think it’s a travesty that it was not a bigger hit in US.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    Oh by the way, if anyone has something they’d like me to ask him please comment. If I also want to know the answer I’ll try my best.

  • http://twitter.com/Notup2it4life Shannen

    This is cool, I did not know he was an X Factor alum. I just heard troublemaker on the radio randomly and liked it but had no idea who was singing the song. Thanks for posting this will have to check out his music.

  • EmmaCT

    Much to my surprise, both of his songs passed the “if I hear a song and look at title 3 times I have to buy it” test…

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Is just me or is he trying to sound a little like Adam Levine? He should lose that ridiculous hat, too lol

  • IrisandLilies

    It’s my first time listening to him, but he appears to be a cross between Adam Levine and Justin Timberlake.  Troublemaker sounds like an older Maroon 5 song, which I like.  That said, it didn’t feel to me that he was connecting to either song when he sang.  Maybe the recordings are a little more nuanced. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE OLLY!!! He’s got the music, cute not next door looks, personality for days, and cute dance steps. He was great when u saw him on Kelly & hope they can break him. Already have the new CD and listen to him when walking the pup. Wish they’d find some role for him on xfus. They need a strong social media campaign.. Get UK fans to introduce him to us and a big media tour. He’s been getting notice.. Vh1 ,EW and others name him as one to watch… One article said he reminded them off Bruno mars and that is true

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    Eric… What does he think is different in the us music market from UK… and what plans does he have to break thru the clutter and get noticed.. Has he watched us xf and what does he think… Works he ever want to he a ‘host’ in US (not in xf, but I could see him doing something like the grammy t red carpet or a music correspondent for ET).. he might wanna look at dwts…a lit of people babe used this for a big career boost

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    THeyre apparently including it on the US version of the new album

  • girlygirltoo

    It is very strange…I never heard Heart Skips a Beat on either the HAC or CHR stations here in L.A., even though it did pretty well on the charts. I haven’t heard this new song yet, either.

    I’m assuming he built himself at least some sort of US fanbase after touring with 1D. Question is whether most of those people like him just because he toured with 1D, or will really support him as an artist on his own.

    His songs are pretty catchy. Good luck to him trying to really break into the US market!

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    Unfortunately I didn’t see this in time. I did actually ask a semi-related question. I asked him what he most enjoyed about hosting Xtra Factor. And he said that he is lobbying simon to bring that show to America. Fingers crossed he would host it over here if that ever happens.