After his success on the U.K. version of the “The X Factor,” where he finished second, Murs gained overseas exposure by touring the U.S. and Canada with fellow “X Factor” alumni One Direction. Murs is enjoying the success of his hit single, “Troublemaker,” featuring Flo Rida, as he gears up for the release of his U.S. debut, Right Place Right Time, in April, which is actually his third U.K. album.
MTV News recently caught up with the British pop star and in using some of his song titles from his upcoming album, we got to know him a little bit better. Check out the video to see his answers!
Even though Murs may be singing about a girl that causes him angst on his single, that doesn’t mean Murs himself hasn’t found himself in a little bit of trouble.
“When I got pulled over by the police and got nicked for not wearing my seatbelt,” Murs recalls as the time he got himself in the most trouble. It’s not bad, but I got into trouble. My mom completely was not happy with me getting nicked by the police.”
“Right Place Right Time”
The mid-tempo album title track has Murs sweetly singing about final finding his perfect love, but in actuality, Murs “right place, right time” was with none other than Simon Cowell.
“When I went to ‘The X Factor,’ ” Murs said. “Lucky enough that day I walked in at the right time, right place, Simon liked it, and the rest is history.”
“Cry Your Heart Out”
Not surprisingly, “Cry Your Heart Out” has to do with a nasty breakup, but what is surprising is that the last time Murs cried his heart out wasn’t over a girl, it was over Will Smith.
“When I watched ‘Men in Black 3,’ which is really embarrassing,” Murs said of the last time he had a good cry. “I was on the plane and I don’t know if it was just because the time of year, maybe I was a bit rundown, maybe I was a bit down in the dumps. I was on a plane, [saying to myself], be cool be cool.”
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