Olly Murs: "I thought I’d get one or two albums in and the trap door would open and someone would push me in"
Olly Murs has admitted that he is surprised he's managed to sustain his career, telling hmv.com that he thought he would only get to release "one or two albums".
Speaking to hmv.com in an interview to be published over the weekend, the singer revealed that he was convinced that his career would be as a short-lived as many of the X-Factor contestants who came before him.
Asked what would make his new album Never Been Better a success, he replied: "The only way this album is going to be a success is if the singles are a success. If my first single does really well, then that’ll really drive it. Big singles make sure the album sells. But I do feel like whatever happens is a bonus, I’m four albums in, I never expected to get this far.”
Then asked how far he expected to get, he added: "I thought I’d get one or two albums in and the trap door would open and someone would push me in. But I’ve been able to keep going."
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.