His new single is set to be a summer smash but singer Conor Maynard says he still feels pressure to impress with his forthcoming second album.

The Talking About hitmaker soared straight in at number one on the UK charts with his debut LP, Contrast, which was released in 2012.

Three years later, the 22-year-old is currently writing material for the follow-up but he admits it can be a scary process knowing how fickle the music industry can be.

Speaking to the IBTimes UK backstage at London's Wireless Festival 2015 at Finsbury Park, Maynard explained: "There's always pressure, it's always quite scary because you can't just rely on, 'Oh, my first album did really well'.

"It always takes time to record the second album and fans are fickle, they move between different artists and when something's new they jump on to that. You've got to win people back, it's never that easy."

The Turn Around singer's second album appears to be coming along nicely, with lead single Talking About receiving a warm reception from fans after its release in March.

Watch Conor Maynard's Talking About music video:

The club track was written by noughties hitmaker Craig David, who has maintained a low-profile in the US over the past few years.

Revealing how he managed to prise the r'n'b singer out of hiding to record new music, Maynard said: "I did a cover of Fill Me In when I was doing a support tour with Jason Derulo, one of my favourite songs of all time.

"Someone filmed it and put it up online, which Craig David then saw. He tweeted me saying I've seen your cover and absolutely loved it."

The Can't Say No singer has joined forces with Beneath Your Beautiful hitmaker Labrinth for his latest single, Royalty, which has been inspired by the Rat Pack era, while legendary hip hop producer Timbaland has also contributed to the album.

In reference to the US producer, Maynard joked: "I never got to the meet him, though. I could have been Catfished, it could have been some guy called Timberland from up north."

As for the release date of his second album, the chart-topper said he is waiting for his fans to let him know "when they're ready".