Hot Video Alert: Olly Murs - Heart On My Sleeve
Olly Murs released the video for his new single, "Heart On My Sleeve" today and just like the song, it's a syrupy puddle of ooze. The song itself is a sad one and sadly missing the reggae-pop stylings of Murs' two previous singles. I guess, after two mid-tempo pop/rock tunes it was time for Olly to go and release a ballad but I just can't get into this one. The video is nice enough but echoes the whole sentiment and vibe of the song - a lot of Olly sitting around looking sad and melancholy, strolling limply through the city. YAWN! My only hope, as I mentioned before, is that the remixes from StoneBridge and JC can liven things up for me.
If "Heart On My Sleeve" sounds familiar to you there might be good reason. Back in 2009 American Idol season 7 contestant (and another cutie) Michael Johns released the song as a digital single. The song even went on to reach #22 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. Hmm. I'm going to have to track that one down. "Heart On My Sleeve" was co-written by James Morrison and John Shanks and will be released on March 6th in the UK. The single will feature a new song as the B-Side called "C'Mon, C'Mon." Check out the video for "Heart On My Sleeve" below.
In other news, make sure you're rooting for Olly Murs on the BRITS February 16th when his single "Please Don't Let Me Go" is up for 'Best British Single.' Voting closes on February 11th so get voting if you haven't already! Also make sure you catch Olly on tour this Spring. You can see a list of dates HERE. The tour kicks off on April 29th.