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Exclusive: Olly Murs discusses debut album

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Olly Murs has revealed that he has finished recording his debut album - but has yet to decide on the final tracklisting.

The 26-year-old singer, who finished second on last year's X Factor, has earmarked ten songs for the as-yet-untitled LP, but "seven or eight other tracks" are also in contention.

Murs co-wrote the album's lead single 'Please Don't Let Me Go', with songwriters Steve Robson, who has worked with Take That and Leona Lewis, and Claude Kelly, who has written hits for Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson.

However, he collaborated with an extensive palette of songwriters and producers across the record as a whole.

"Two songs were given to me late in the process - two big ballads - that I just couldn't turn down because they're so amazing, but apart from that I co-wrote pretty much everything," he told DS.

"I worked with Roy from Scouting For Girls, a guy called Phil Thornalley who's written with Pixie Lott, Martin Brammer, Eg White, Steve Mac, Wayne Hector... loads of great people! Oh, and I did a really good song with Preston from Ordinary Boys and Mark Taylor."

Murs also revealed that the album will be released in November - after a second single.

"There are a few songs on the album similar to 'Please Don't Let Me Go', but then there are ballads too and I've tried to give it variety," he said.

"I think that's important. Sometimes you get an album that's the same all the way through and you kind of get bored after four or five songs. I'm really excited for people to hear it actually."

> Click here to read our full interview with Olly Murs

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