The Wanted's Nathan Talks Ariana Grande, New Single
EXCLUSIVE! Star reveals Show Me Love is about his romance woes...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 13:12
The Wanted's Nathan Sykes has praised Ariana Grande branding her "incredible" but was rather coy when asked about rumours that they're dating.
MTV News UK caught up with the boyband heartthrob on The EDF Energy London Eye earlier today (September 11), where he dished the dirt on how their collaboration Almost is Never Enough came about.
Sykes revealed: "It was a bit of a weird thing. Scooter [Braun] had the track and she'd recorded the whole thing and the song was ridiculous.
"They were like, 'do you want to try and vocal it for a duet', but they wouldn't send me her version because it was that good. They were just interested in how my voice sounded as I'd just come back from having my operation."
He recalled: "I got to the studio and I heard the song and was like, 'sh*t - that's the best vocal ever.' I felt like I had to over-perform to be on her level. It was great. She's so talent and a lovely girl as well."
When asked if he believes Grande is 'the next Mariah Carey', Nathan gushed: "No, I think she's the next Ariana Grande.
"I think she can do incredible things in the music industry without being compared to someone like Mariah Carey, which is amazing - it's like the biggest compliment you can ever receive and what she's doing with her music is so incredible.
"In ten years time, people will be saying, 'this girl's the next Ariana Grande'."
Picture: © Instagram / @arianagrande
As for THOSE romance rumours, Nathan said: "People like to talk and people like to create rumours."
He added: "As I said, she's so talented and her career is about to explode on the biggest level - I don't think she quite knows what's about to happen. She's so grounded and such a nice person. I wish her all the best."
Nathan went on to add that despite his first solo project away from his bandmates, he's "so focused on The Wanted right now", adding: "It was an amazing opportunity and you can't really turn down the opportunity to sing on a track with someone as talented as Ariana."
As for The Wanted's new single Show Me Love - which contrary to reports is NOT a love song about America - Nathan, who wrote the track, explained to us that it is about the struggles of having a relationship in the showbiz world.
While he didn't exactly name his muse - although his previous romance with Amy Winehouse's goddaughter Dionne Broomfield springs to mind - Sykes explained: "They say the songs that you connect to most are the hardest songs to perform.
"It's been hard to be honest. Every time I hear it on the radio… It's a bit grim. We've all got one really personal song on the album. It's just about not being able to hold down a relationship in this industry no matter what you do, It's difficult."
The Wanted's new single Show Me Love is due for release on October 20.
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews
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