Nathan Sykes: My flirting song didn’t help!
Nathan Sykes is preparing to completely reintroduce himself to the industry.
The 22-year-old singer first found fame as one fifth of British band The Wanted, but is now hoping for similar success as a solo artist.
But as he prepares to release his new single Kiss Me Quick, Nathan promised fans that they are not going to be disappointed with his new sound.
"I'm going through a complete new reintroduction to me as an artist, so I think people have been quite surprised by what they're hearing," he told People. "Everyone is like, 'Oh, it's going to be like The Wanted, but with one of you,' and I'm like, 'No.'"
Nathan has had celebrity relationships in the past, having dated stars including Ariana Grande. But he admits that while he is no stranger to the dating world, he’s not the most skillful conversationalist with the opposite sex.
So he decided to use his lack of flirting ability to inspire his new track.
“I sat in the studio with these producers and they said, 'Nathan, how's your love life?" and I went, 'Oh, it's terrible!" They were right that I can't flirt,” he said.
“I wrote a song that could flirt for me, but I'm still single."
All of the Wanted members have now moved on to new chapters in their lives. And Nathan says that his time with the group has helped him as he embarks on his solo career.
"I used to be travelling around to hotels doing performances with the boys since I was 16, and they would be out getting drunk and getting to know each other and I would be sitting in my hotel room doing homework," he said. "I've been doing it for a while and grown up with it. But I think just the knowledge of the industry has been valuable."
- Cover Media