Kriss Kross Amsterdam & Conor Maynard ft. Ty Dolla $ign releases brand new single “Are you sure?”

By on December 26, 2016

Coming straight out of leftfield comes the brand new single from Conor Maynard who has teamed up with Dutch production trio Kriss Kross Amsterdam to create the upcoming dancefloor smash ‘Are You Sure?’ featuring US rapper Ty Dolla $ign. Paying tribute to the 1985 single ‘Who Do You Love?’ by Bernard Wright (famously covered by LL Cool J), the single is released through Parlophone Records. Kriss Kross Amsterdam shot into the UK Top 10 earlier this year with their collaboration with US DJs Cheat Codes on the global smash hit single ‘Sex’. Through mutual contacts Conor Maynard heard the new track they were working on and immediately paired up with them to create ‘Are You Sure?’, a tropical-flavoured sensation with a dancehall–style middle eight from LA-born Ty Dolla $ign.

“I loved Kris Kross Amsterdam’s version of ‘Sex’”, says Conor, “so when the chance came up to work with them it was the perfect opportunity to make something a bit different. And then we got Ty Dolla $ign involved too. He’s a crazy artist, I have so much respect for him, so to have him guest on the track is like a dream come true. I’m so excited for people to hear it!”

Are You Sure?’ sees Conor return to releasing original music after becoming one of the most talked about covers artists on YouTube this year. With over a BILLION combined views and 3.6million subscribers, Conor is now the 8th biggest UK act of all time on YouTube, having first been discovered on the platform six years ago. 

“After my first album went to Number One lots of things changed,” he explains. “Part of that is just growing up but I realized that all the success and celebrity that came my way wasn’t what I was doing this for. I was never chasing fame. I love making music whether it’s my own songs, or covering other people’s, and I really enjoy producing and remixing so I decided that I wanted to focus on that for a while.

Returning to where he first became noticed, Conor started posting his own radical, soulful re-workings of current songs and they set the online world alight, with hundreds of thousands of retweets regularly making him the highest trending person on Twitter in 2016. Across the digital world, Conor has become bigger than ever. With more than 4.5m Facebook fans and over 1m Instagram followers, Conor is also one of the most successful UK acts on Spotify this year with more than 1.5m listeners every month. The covers album he released exclusively on Spotify this summer has had over 40 million streams to date. It’s no surprise then that many high-profile artists have been chasing him to guest vocal on their tracks. However Conor has taken his time behind-the-scenes working on his own material, enjoying being out of the celebrity limelight, and focusing on the music he loves.

‘Are You Sure?’ is the first taste of what’s to come, courtesy of the stunning production skills of Kriss Kross Amsterdam. Get ready – it’s going to be BIG!

Listen to “Are you sure?” here.

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