Olly Murs reveals he recorded 65 songs for new album Never Been Better
Olly Murs has revealed he recorded over 60 songs for his new album Never Been Better.
Speaking to hmv.com in an interview to be published over the weekend, the singer revealed that he and various co-writers recorded a whopping 65 songs for the album, before slimming it down to the final 17 which are included on the extended deluxe edition of his album.
Asked if he'd recorded more songs than he needed for Never Been Better, he replied: "Oh yeah. For this album we recorded 65 tracks. That’s a lot. I wrote with a lot of people. You only need 18 really, because you’ve got deluxe editions, B-Sides, things like that. But we recorded a lot of songs.”
Then asked how he chose the songs, Murs added: "The way I do it is by how often I can play a song and not get bored of it. You like it the first time you play it and then I judge it by how often I listen to it over the course of a couple of months. On this album I’ve played the songs a lot and I’ve not got bored of them yet. That’s how you get a good album, you need to be able to listen to them 30 or 40 times at least."
You can read the rest of the interview with Olly Murs on hmv.com this coming weekend.
Last week, Olly Murs announced a huge UK and Ireland arena tour for spring 2015.
The singer will play 16 dates across the UK. Support at each of the shows will come from rising star Ella Eyre.
The tour begins at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena on March 31st next year and runs until May 5th when Murs plays his third night at London's O2 Arena. The run also includes shows in Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham.