Anne-Marie and Niall Horan had a blast playing ride-or-die lovers (Picture: Bella Howard)
Anne-Marie had so much fun playing Niall Horan’s ride-or-die lover in the music video for their new single, Our Song, that there could be a round two.
They’re basically Bonnie & Clyde as the visuals close with a fleet of police cars cornering them at the petrol station.
Anne-Marie had a blast working with Niall and told Metro.co.uk while promoting her new campaign with O2: ‘Niall and I got in the studio and just started writing away. It was great to work with him.
‘The music video was so much fun! He was a cool partner. I think we intentionally didn’t want to play each other like lovey-dovey and be all over each other.
‘It was nice to have him as my partner in crime.’
On the possibility of a second collaboration, Anne-Marie teased: ‘I think we’d definitely work together again and the next video could be the next step of what comes after [the cliffhanger].’
Sharing the inspiration behind Our Song, the pop star laughed: ‘I always pull from past break-ups, in fact probably too much [laughs].
‘Imagine having that one song with your ex that you now hate and they’ve now ruined it for you because they were an a*****e? How many people have had that song that reminds them of that relationship whether it be happy or sad, there’s always that one song.’
Anne-Marie has teamed up with O2 for their Here Comes Brighter campaign, which features a heartwarming advert that’s sure to boost spirits. It’s soundtracked by Anne-Marie’s cover of Ooh Child, originally sung by Five Stairsteps, and is produced by Rudimental.
‘I actually sang it with a smile and tried to get that emotion,’ the singer said. ‘The visuals of the advert compliment it so much.
‘I watched the original video and I worked with Rudimental on it and I just felt like it was really uplifting and the campaign is getting people really excited to come out of lockdown and actually be able to do things again.’
Opening up about her personal experience during the pandemic, Anne-Marie revealed: ‘For me personally, this song is the perfect answer coming out of lockdown because I got really low in lockdown.
‘I remember just being stuck in a pit of s**t and thinking, where am I going? What am I doing? Everything was bad but I slowly started getting better, going to therapy and I was working on myself, getting better and better.
‘I think a lot of people felt like that.’
Anne-Marie, 29, is fresh from her first series on The Voice UK, which she won with contestant Craig Eddie.
‘I loved it, it was such an amazing experience sitting next to [Sir] Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly [Murs]. It was crazy,’ she recalled.
‘Especially during a pandemic where you couldn’t see people, to have the opportunity to be among fans and work with friends was great.
‘I’d love to come back.’
The singer developed a particularly close bond with Sir Tom, who she described as ‘so amazing’.
‘I love just sitting with him and hearing his stories,’ she said fondly. ‘Every time I ask him, “Do you not find all this boring now?” he’s like, “No. Every year that I’m alive is a [great year]”.’
She then joked: ‘I love that about him and hope I’m like that when I’m older and not senile.’
The singer started therapy in lockdown and she’s doing better (Picture: Bella Howard)
Anne-Marie’s new album Therapy is out in July (Picture: Major Toms/Asylum)
Last week, Anne-Marie announce the exciting news of her second album, titled Therapy, which is out on July 23.
Teasing what to expect, the songwriter said: ‘I wrote so much music from the last album and when I went into lockdown, the only thing I could do was write music. Before usually we were busy and it was always a battle between the two.
‘In this one I was seeing a therapist as well and weekly doing a therapy session and, obviously makes us feel better, helps us understand situations and help us with heartbreak. But also me experiencing seeing a therapist has changed my life and me as a person completely.
‘So I wanted to dedicate that to that time in my life and open up the conversation about mental health which is what I do anyway, but to do it in my music is a cool thing.’
She added: ‘It’s not just all about the brain, it’s about having a sad break-up, revenge songs, angry songs.
‘I feel like I can do that with a title like therapy because you go through every emotion during a therapy session.’
Anne-Marie has recorded Ooh Child featuring House Gospel Choir, produced by Rudimental for O2’s latest Here Comes Brighter Priority campaign.
This summer, O2 is helping customers make the most out of every moment with exclusive experiences and rewards through Priority, from days out to trips away. Discover more at Priority O2.
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