Pharrell claims Conor Maynard is the future of pop music

Pharrell Williams has branded UK new kid Conor Maynard as ‘the future of pop music’.

Dubbed Britain’s answer to Justin Timberlake, the 19-year-old has been working with the N.E.R.D. performer on his debut album Contrast.

Talking about the new record, Pharrell told Billboard: “This kid will change the future of pop music.”

Pharrell - The Game Has Changed LyricsSpeaking about his time in Miami working with Pharrell, Maynard explained: “That was an insane time. I met more famous people in that one week than [any time] in my entire life.

“Pharrell made a point of playing my music to everyone that rolled into the studio.”

Conor Maynard’s debut album Contrast will be released in the UK on July 30.