As previously announced, Conor Maynard will be releasing his brand new single ‘Animal’ featuring grime superstar Wiley, on January 21st.

A reworked and much darker version of the track from his debut no.1 album, ‘Contrast’, the video sees Wiley and Conor perform in a stark, industrialized space. You can watch the video, which premiered on VEVO this morning, here.

Over the weekend Conor performed in front of 17,000 fans at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at London’s 02, and also appeared on ITV2’s Xtra Factor, where he sang acoustic versions all three of his top ten hits (‘Can’t Say No’, ‘Vegas Girl’ and ‘Turn Around’), alongside ‘Animal’ and a cover of Donny Hathaway’s ‘This Christmas’.

Conor has just been announced as the headline performer for the MTV Brand New for 2013 concert at London’s Kentish Town Forum on January 22nd. The gig will see him supported by two of the nominees on this year’s shortlist and follows him topping MTV’s Brand New for 2012 list at the start of this year.

"Winning 2012’s MTV Brand New was huge for me. It's been an incredible year since and I can't wait to come back and headline the MTV Brand New for 2013 showcase in January and support the new talent coming through on this year's shortlist." says Conor.

And what a year 2012 has been for Britain’s brightest new male solo star. With a number one album, three top ten hits and well over 600,000 singles sold in the UK alone, not to mention his huge international success and 135 million YouTube views, Conor Maynard has more than delivered on that early accolade from MTV.

And that success is set to continue with the single ‘Animal’, showcasing another side of his personality. Up-tempo, quirky and cutting edge, with a dose of urban cool beating through its dark and sexy heart, this new version with Wiley is darker, harder and even more addictive.