The singer explained that he is returning to his X Factor beginnings, when he was singing soul classics during early auditions for the show.
"I've actually gone back to my early X Factor style when I was covering Stevie Wonder, a more soulful and funky vibe," Murs told the Daily Star.
"For the album we've gone in another direction. It's back to how I was on the show when people first saw me."
Murs added of his new direction: "I'm the kinda guy who thinks outside the box.
"I'm not a typical X Factor contestant. People were surprised by the reggae sound and now I'm surprising people again. That's what popstars should do, be creative and surprise people."
However, the 26-year-old insisted that he will not be pursuing an urban route, as heard on his new single 'Heart Skips A Beat'.
"The single is nothing like the rest of the album," Murs confessed. "'Heart Skips A Beat' is a summery record and another new sound for me, a bit more street. But I'm not going urban, that's not my vibe. I want the fans to know that."
'Heart Skips A Beat' will be released on August 21.
Murs recently revealed that he is feeling the pressure of his second album as he is worried Simon Cowell will drop him if he doesn't match the success of his debut.
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Watch the music video for Olly Murs's new single 'Heart Skips A Beat' below: