... is back with new single Animal.
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The YouTube star’s hit the big time this year with his debut number one album Contrast as well as a string of top 10 hits including Can’t Say No, Vegas Girl and Turn Around featuring Ne-Yo.
This weekend alone has seen the rising star perform in front of 17,000 fans at Capitals Jingle Bell Ball alongside other big names Girls Aloud, P!nk and Will.i.am as well as performing on ITV2’s Xtra Factor.
He will be hoping his latest single can continue his trend of success with Animal featuring none other than Wiley who’s late summer anthem Heatwave hit the number one spot back in August. The up-tempo dark pop track is beat laden and is guaranteed to get you cutting some sharp shapes in the club and it continues to showcase the obvious vocal talent of which Maynard posses. The video is also one of the darkest pop videos we've ever had to screen grab.
Wiley’s contribution is good, if a little unnecessary and just feels like a pointless break in the melody in an attempt to make the original song more commercially appealing.
Animal is set to be released on iTunes on January 20th.
Words: Ross Fingland