Olly Murs releases his new single Dear Darlin’ on June 2nd. Olly co-wrote the song with his friend and fellow singer-songwriter, Ed Drewett. The heartfelt ballad is a departure from the up tempo pop anthem sound of previous singles ‘Troublemaker’ ft. Flo Rida, and ‘Army of Two’.
Olly said: “Writing with Ed and him being my friend helped, as we sat there for hours before writing, going over old relationships and recalling their scenarios”
“It’s about writing to someone to tell them how I feel about losing someone. It’s not the kind of song you’d expect me and Ed to write, as we’re bubbly characters, but we were able to open up to each other”.
Olly’s album ‘Right Place Right Time’ is currently at double platinum status in the UK, since its release in November. It was released in the US this week, and is currently sitting at #5 in the iTunes album chart. Olly is currently promoting the album in America and is receiving a rapturous response from fans.
Olly’s song ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ has just been nominated for an Ivor Novello award. Olly said: I'm thrilled to be nominated for an Ivor Novello award! To be recognised as a songwriter by something so prestigious as the Ivors really means a lot to me."
Olly has recently completed a sold out UK arena tour, and will embark on a European stadium tour with Robbie Williams in June. The dates are:
18 June Manchester, Etihad Stadium
19 June Manchester, Etihad Stadium
21 June Manchester, Etihad Stadium
22 June Manchester, Etihad Stadium
25 June Glasgow, Hampden Park
26 June Glasgow, Hampden Park
29 June London, Wembley Stadium
30 June London, Wembley Stadium
2 July London, Wembley Stadium
5 July London, Wembley Stadium