With our upcoming livestream , we can’t help but to be a little bit Olly Murs obsessed. Obviously, we have different Olly songs on the ready to fit our many moods. Just in case you can’t decide which one of his tracks to play today, we created this helpful chart to point you in the right direction—but since it’s Olly, how could you go wrong?
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I’m crouched in an office, mid-morning, with my cellphone cradled between my arm and shoulder talking to Olly Murs about the CIA-drama Homeland. The UK singer and X-Factor runner-up, who’s making his North American debut this April, says he often throws the show on to help him relax before gigs — tonight he’s taking Nottingham.
“I’ve never seen Homeland,” I tell him.
“It’s soo good, you should watch it!” he raves.
I ask him what he loves about it but I’m met with an awkward lapse of silence. Before I mistake it for apathy on his part I realize the call was dropped.
I silently curse the Canadian blizzard raging outside my window (with no regard for my cell service) and wait for him to call back. FOR THE SECOND TIME. So far, our 10-minute call has been interrupted twice by poor weather, and he’s been nothing but kind about it.
“It’s okay, I completely understand!” he keeps saying.
Olly’s got a soft spot for Canada because Toronto was his first pit stop when he opened for One Direction during their “Up All Night Tour.” The guys were pretty busy most of the time so pranking was kept to a minimum, though there was that time Niall surprised him by doing his soundcheck.
It seems like there are amazing new cover artists appearing everyday. Thank you youtube for letting all these amazing talents put their work online to share with us. Nicki Wissel’s cover of Olly Mur’s “Troublemaker” is so soulful and you really see him get into the song. This guy’s voice is insane. I also love the backdrop, the laundry room makes the cover seem even more stripped down and basic.
Nicki Wissel has covers of other songs like King Of Leon’s “Sex On Fire,” Ron Pope’s “A Drop in the Ocean,” and David Guetta’s “Titanium.” He’s also German! He even has a few original songs up on his youtube channel (in German). Can we expect an EP? I hope so! Whats better than acoustic cover artists? Yep. Foreign cover artists. Did I mention he also tried out for X Factor?
I’m slightly obsessed now.
Watch the cover below
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