Olly Murs has released his latest single ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’.
The former ‘X Factor’ star has penned a relatable tune about being sober on a drunken night out.
He sings, “Oh you got those drunken eyes, should we call it a night?
Because you’ve already told stories four to five times.
“Yeah, I’ve heard it before and my ears are bleeding (Woah-oh, oh-oh)
Oh I hate you, hate you, I hate you, hate you when you’re drunk.”
He said in a statement: “I thought it was a fun song to write because there have been so many times a friend, family member or loved one has had one too many.
“It’s a light-hearted look from the sober person’s point of view. We all know someone!!!!”
It’s the second single from Olly’s first album in four years, “Marry Me,” and follows last month’s “Die of a Broken Heart.”
The upcoming album is inspired by the singer’s fiancé, Amelia Tank.
The 38-year-old singer/songwriter revealed that his partner inspired most of the songs and that it was “fun” to write songs about their relationship.
He said in a recent interview: “I didn’t know how much fun it would be to write a little bit about me and Amelia – it’s not all about us, but there’s an element of Amelia in every song that I can relate to identify and she can identify with it.
“It’s great to have a moment in my life where I feel so content at home and so happy.
“Things are in the best possible place they could be – at least until you start talking about wedding plans, which is incredibly stressful. But now I just focus on my work and don’t have to worry about anything at home.” It’s so arranged and sweet.”
Olly will release his new record on December 2, having recently signed to EMI Records and is looking forward to a return to the charts after collaborating with BTS songwriters David Stewart and Jessica Agombar.
He said, “I’ve never done this before. It felt weird writing with the same people all the time. But I loved the routine and the consistency. We just kept writing good songs. They had a great atmosphere, enthusiasm and hunger.”
His 2018 album ‘You Know I Know’ reached number two on the Official UK Albums Chart.