Conor Maynard reveals Drake inspiration

19-year-old also wants to act like Justin Timberlake

Thu 29 Mar 2012

19-year-old also wants to be an actor like Justin Timberlake

Conor Maynard has revealed that Drake and Justin Timberlake are big influences on the direction he wants his career to take. 

Speaking to Capital FM, Conor said that collaborating with the Headlines rapper is a "big dream" of his.

Conor said: "One of the greatest inspirations to me right now has got to be Drake. I think he's an extremely talented artist and an extremely talented writer as well.

"I think the songs that he writes are so clever and really real, and you can really relate to it. He's definitely someone I'm really inspired by."

Conor also spoke of his interest in combining his music career with acting like Justin Timberlake, and revealed acting was his first passion. 

"Funnily enough, before I did music and it was my main interest, acting was definitely something I wanted to do," said Conor, before admitting that he "was in drama school." 

"I'd love to kind of do the whole comedy thing, as well as serious," Conor admitted. "For me it's like watching people like Justin Timberlake's career.

"He did all the music and, he's an actor now, so I think that would be an amazing thing to eventually do myself, but I'll have to see how the music goes first" he added.

Speaking of the music, Conor's debut single Can't Say No is released on 16th April. 

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