We'll admit that we were surprised when we first heard that Marcus Collins was ready to release his debut album.
In the little under three months since his stint on The X Factor, the singer has been beavering away in the studio with mentor Gary Barlow writing material for the LP, the results of which can be heard on March 12.
With the record's lead single 'Seven Nation Army' out next week, we caught up with the star to find out how he's coping with his hectic work schedule.
Watch what he had to say below:
Marcus Collins releases 'Seven Nation Army' on March 4. The album, Marcus Collins, follows a week later.