OLLY MURS "right place,right time"
just noticed this one as a new release on 'allmusic.com"...
christ, just how far behind the rest of the world are you America????
this was released both here in Australia and in his homeland of the UK
back in 2012...
lots of Justin Timberlake sounds on here mixed with the cocky,cheeky
attitude of Robbie Williams...
i bought this one a while ago on the strength of the "troublemaker"
song featuring Flo Rida, havent got round to hearing it yet,so the allmusic
site gave me that chance...
three singles off this one already in the UK, two here and only the
Flo Rida one in the US
album comes in with an initial score of 1.6
from me, has potential to
grow on me a bit,well, enough to like it anyway,but cant see it being
a 'classic' pop album...
from the album:
"troublemaker"...with Flo Rida
"one of these days"
by Matt Collar:
The third studio album from the runner-up of the 2009 season of The X Factor
, 2012's Right Place Right Time
features more of vocalist Olly Murs
' soulful, R&B-inflected pop music. This time around Murs
delves into even more of a funk sound, and tracks like "Troublemaker" (featuring rapper Flo Rida
) and "Hey You Beautiful" bring to mind the sound of such similarly inclined contemporaries as Maroon 5
and the Wanted
. Elsewhere, Murs
touches upon some more organic sounds, as with the orchestral-inflected "Loud & Clear" and the yearning romantic anthem "Hand on Heart." This kind of balance between a brighter, slicker dance sound and a more uplifting singer/songwriter approach fits Murs
nicely and brings him closer to such contemporaries as OneRepublic
and Ed Sheeran
. The fact that Murs
' swaggering, cheeky personality comes through on what is on the surface a big, mainstream pop production is in large part what makes the album so appealing. Perhaps not surprisingly, Murs
co-wrote most of the songs with a handful of producers, including Claude Kelly
and Steve Robson
, both of whom worked on Murs
' 2011 album, In Case You Didn't Know
. Also featured here are productions from Andrew Frampton
, Kylie Minogue
), Darren Lewis
aka Future Cut
), and others. Ultimately, with Right Place Right Time
, one might say Murs
is maturing. Thankfully, that doesn't mean he's getting boring, and these songs are as pop-oriented and fun as anything he's done before.