Some call him the British Bieber, although Conor Maynard’s debut album ‘Contrast’ (a number-one hit last year) sounds more like the kind of sensual, classy pop last heard from Justin Timberlake. Brighton's very own pop star took time off from cracking America to tell us some lesser-known Maynard facts.
2. …and Lemony Snicket. ‘I was a massive fan of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’. I actually love those books. I read all thirteen books, twice.’
3. He means business. ‘I think on the first album it’s more fun than serious, but as things move on the ratio’s going to change. I feel like the music that I’m writing now is more mature.'
4. He likes ‘My Bloody Valentine’ – the Good Charlotte song, not the shoegaze band. ‘If Good Charlotte approached me and said, “Let’s work,” then I’d definitely consider it [we’d like to think he hasn’t ruled out a My Bloody Valentine collab either…].’
5. He’s lucky he was born male. ‘I was going to be called Paige if I was a girl.’