Marcus Collins to cover White Stripes for debut single

24/01/12

Marcus Collins

Marcus Collins will release a cover of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes as his debut single.

The singer, who is from Liverpool, said he has "always been a fan" of the original version.

The track will be released on 4 March, just three months after Collins came second to Little Mix in the last series of the X Factor.

The 23-year-old's self-titled debut album will be released the following week.

Collins said: "I've always been a fan of the original version of Seven Nation Army and hope people like my take on it.

"I'm so happy to be releasing my debut album. I've worked on my music every minute possible since I came out of the show and can't wait for everyone to be able to hear it."

His album, which has been executive produced by X Factor mentor Gary Barlow, will also feature cover versions of Janelle Monae's Tightrope and Jackie Wilson's Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher.

Collins is set to tour the UK with his fellow X Factor contestants in February, March and April.

The original version of Seven Nation Army was a hit for the White Stripes in 2003, reaching number seven in the UK singles chart.