After releasing ‘Hate How Much I Love You’ – his first track as a lead solo artist in four years – Conor Maynard wastes no time in dropping the follow-up single ‘Not Over You’. The two tracks emerge as Conor continues to work on new material.
‘Hate How Much I Love You’ proved to be a fitting return for one of the UK’s biggest pop success stories. It immediately became a Trending video at You Tube and Radio 1 highlighted it one of their Best New Pop tracks as it raced to 7 million streams within a month. And with strong ticket sales for his upcoming European tour, it’s clear that an exciting new era in Conor’s career is underway. With 5 Top 10 singles, a #1 album, 10 million monthly listeners and 2 billion streams, there’s still plenty more to come.
‘Not Over You’ offers a cheeky take on the precarious balance between unrelenting love and bitterness following a break-up. Conor’s opening lyrics immediately set the tone: “I heard you’re sleeping with somebody new / I hope he leaves you, I hope he cheats on you / ‘Cos I’ll be right there to hold you when you cry.” That witty wordplay is set to the kind of urgently exuberant sunshine pop that Conor is renowned for.
“It feels exciting to be able to put out ‘Not Over You’ so soon after ‘Hate How Much I Love You” says Conor. “I was worried the fans might not like the new material, but their response has been so overwhelming and I feel so lucky to have such loyal fans after all this time. This is only the beginning and I can’t wait for them to hear more!”