Conor Maynard: Labrinth is slow in studio

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 January 2015
Conor Maynard (c) JMEnternational

Conor Maynard (c) JMEnternational

Conor Maynard has revealed his and Labrinth's quest for perfection on their songs are the reason his second album isn't out yet

Conor Maynard says Labrinth is "slow" in the studio.

The pop star has been laying down tracks for his second album for several months and has been working with the 'Beneath Your Beautiful' hitmaker on some songs.

Conor has been working hard to fine tune his music and that couple with Labrinth's quest for perfection has delayed the release of the LP.

Speaking about his next album at the BRIT Awards with MasterCard nominations on Thursday night (15.01.15), the 'Can't Say No' hitmaker said: "I'm going to say it; Labrinth takes forever to finish songs!

Promising his fans the LP is near completion, he added: "I felt like I just needed to step back. I really wanted to step back and think what am I going to do with my second album, rather than thinking I've got a new song and releasing it for the sake of it.

"I wanted to really work hard on the album and make it really good. I've been doing some cool things. It's getting really close to being ready now ... I was 19 when I released the first album and now I'm 22, so I wanted to reinvent what I was for. With the first album it was, 'Oh you're the British Justin Bieber.' So I took that and thought about what I need to do to really mould myself into who I want to be as an artist."

Conor has also been collaborating on songs with Timbaland and Noughties garage sensation Craig David.

The singer admits it was a huge thrill to make music with Craig because he is such a huge fan of his.

Conor said: "I recently had a few sessions with Craig David, he came over to London. I was a massive fan of his growing up so it was so cool to work with him. I feel like 2015 is going to be the year of Craig David, he's working on a lot right now."

Conor Maynard

Young R&B/soul singer who has been (perhaps unfairly) labelled the 'British Justin Bieber'.


Timothy McKenzie aka Labrinth is one of the few acts in recent years to have been signed by Simon Cowell without first appearing on a TV talent show.

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