Sorry guys! We’re gonna have to go ahead and plead “late pass” on this one, because honestly, HOW the eff have we been sleeping on Olly Murs!? The Essex-born singer-songwriter has been a huge deal in the U.K. ever since he finished as runner-up in the sixth season of the U.K.’s “The X Factor.” Oh, and he’s currently on tour with One Direction. (We’ll pause for gasps, and again, we wholeheartedly apologize for not fan-girling out until now!)
Watch Olly Murs’ “Heart Skips A Beat” video featuring Chiddy Bang after the jump.
After conquering the U.K., Olly has his sights set on America — his U.S. debut album, In Case You Didn’t Know, drops Sept. 25, and it includes his sick dance single, “Heart Skips A Beat.” The U.K. version of the song, which featured Brighton-born rapping duo Rizzle Kicks, already landed at the No. 1 spot on the U.K. charts. However, for the plucky, electrifying, expertly produced American version, which is laced with early ’90s freestyle dance breaks, Olly opted to feature the good lads of Chiddy Bang. (Great call.)
The “Heart Skips A Beat” video was shot at the legendary Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, where Olly and the “Mind Your Manners” rappers have the run of the empty stadium. They clown around, do faux stretches and hit on some hot female soccer players, as one does. In the end, a one-track-minded Olly fakes an injury so that he can get carried out on a stretcher by even more hot soccer chicks. Well done, bro. Go get yours. And England, please don’t mind if we look into officially adopting/naturalizing/smuggling him over here, because we’re officially obsessed.