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Olly Murs reveals unusual source of inspiration

Olly Murs has revealed an unusual source of inspiration for the sound featured on his self-titled debut album. 

The record, which was released in November 2010, tried to capture the same summer feel that soft drink brand Lilt emanates with its commercials, Murs explained to The Sun:

"When you hear the Lilt ads in winter you want to go away. Reggae is the summer sound. I wanted that warm feel on the album."

The Essex singer also expressed his shock at discovering how popular his track 'Thinking Of Me' had become at funerals:

"I couldn't believe it when I heard that."

"It wasn't the intention when we wrote it but it's kind of nice. I'm actually quite proud of that."

The music video for his new single, 'Heart On My Sleeve', has just been released and you can watch it here: