Olly Murs hit No. 1 on the UK charts last year with “My Heart Skips A Beat“, the lead cut from his sophomore album. The former “X Factor” runner-up (6th Series), is hoping to duplicate the same kind of success with the single in North America. The 28-year-old singer just released a US version of the music video to promote the single this side of the Atlantic. Personally, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve loved the single since I first heard it last year.
Not only has Murs filmed a brand new video for the catchy single, he also enlisted a different rapper for the American version. Instead of Rizzle Kicks dropping the rhymes, Chiddy Bang is now featured on the track. While I’m glad, Olly is trying to win over US audiences, I don’t think a new clip nor swapping out Kicks was necessary. The original visual and rap were plenty adequate. The new clip was filmed at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles with a soccer theme, while the original had a Lauryn Hill “Everything, Everything” vibe to it.
For those of you not familiar with the British cutie, Mur’s has sold over 4 million records internationally. He has two double platinum albums & three #1 singles in the UK. Currently, Olly is on tour with One Direction in the US which will undoubtedly win over more fans. Olly Murs’ US debut album will be released Fall 2012. Watch both the UK and US music videos below.
Olly Murs ft. Chiddy Bang “My Heart Skips A Beat” Music Video (US)
Olly Murs ft. Rizzle Kicks “My Heart Skips A Beat” Music Video (UK)
One Direction & Olly Murs Tour Dates
- 8 Jun – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
- 9 Jun – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood
- 10 Jun – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
- 13 Jun – San Jose, CA – Events Center
- 14 Jun – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
- 16 Jun – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
- 17 Jun – Anaheim, CA – The Theatre At Honda Center
- 23 Jun – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
- 24 Jun – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- 26 Jun – Atlanta, GA – The Arena At Gwinett Center
- 27 Jun – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
- 29 Jun – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
- 30 Jun – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
- 1 Jul – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
Are you a fan of Olly Murs? Do you think he’ll be the next Brit to conquer America? It truly is the new British Invasion, isn’t it? Sound off below.