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Listen to Conor Maynard Debut Single "Can't Say No" [Song Review]


Conor Maynard serves up sizzle and swag on his much-anticipated debut single "Can't Say No" that is about to burst into the European pop charts. The track was produced by The Invisible Men, the savvy soundboard trio that previously produced hit tracks for artists like Jessie J, Nicola Roberts, Sugababes and Pixie Lott. 

The teaming of Maynard and The Invisible Men on "Can't Say No" has resulted in a surefire chart winner that will be released on April 29 in the U.K. alongside some kicky remixes. "Can't Say No" is a crisp, electro-edged pop joint amped up on a slapping beat and minimal rave synths that echoes the pop innovation of tracks like Tinie Tempah "Pass Out," Far East Movement "Like A G6" and Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back." The song's pulsing groove is a perfect match for Maynard's lusty lyrics about his heartbeat racing faster when he sees those "girls, girls, girls."

The 19 year-old Conor Maynard first made a name for himself early last year as one of Britain's most popular YouTube stars who made a name for himself covering other people's songs. Fans loved it and even artists started to take notice. Many celebs tweeted about him and Ne-Yo even called his home and offered to produce him. But EMI's Parlophone was the lucky label who ultimately ended up signing Maynard while encouraging him to continue to build his social media following while working on original music.

With 50 million YouTube views, he now has the 7th most subscribed music channel in the UK, his Facebook fans now stand at 175,000 and he has more than 60,000 Twitter followers. All of that without releasing a single piece of original music.  

With all that online success, it is now time to take it to radio and up the charts. "Can't Say No" precedes his debut album which Maynard has been working on in recent months with the likes of Jermaine Dupri (Usher, Mariah Carey), Midi Mafia (50 Cent, Frank Ocean), Kevin Rudolf (Jay Sean, Lil’ Wayne), Sandy Vee (Rihanna, Pitbull), Crada (Drake, Kid Kudi) and legendary songwriter Dianne Warren. (Support new pop and pre-order  "Can't Say No" on iTunes UK.)

March 19, 2012 | Permalink