Nathan Sykes wrote 'Kiss Me Quick' to help him ''flirt''.

The former The Wanted star has revealed his debut single was inspired by his bad game when talking to potential love interests, with the track being penned in an attempt to boost his love life.

He told Schön magazine: ''It just came around, when we were out just outside of London in the country side, I was working with LDN Noise and we were just chatting about nonsense and I just said, 'I'm really bad at flirting', honestly. So we wrote a song that can flirt for me. It's as simple as that.''

The 22-year-old star - who was photographed by John Cubillan, styled by Nicole Freeman and groomed by Crystabel Riley for his latest interview with Schön magazine - also teased the material which will feature on his debut solo LP, which is due later this year, is ''a lot deeper'' than his first tune, which is out on July 5.

He explained: ''Obviously with the album there are songs that are a lot deeper lyrically and a lot are very personal to me about relationships and things that I've gone through and this was just as simple. We were just laughing and joking about the fact that I can't flirt. So that's what we wrote 'Kiss Me Quick' about and it ended up being my debut single.''

However, Nathan - who previously dated 'Break Free' hitmaker Ariana Grande - recently confessed the song has not yet scored him a date, despite the fact he is eager to have a relationship.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''You know what they say, like, if you look for a relationship you won't find one, and as soon as you stop looking, you'll find someone. So I'm just going to stop looking and just hope that maybe I might find someone eventually. But with a face like this, I have no hope.''

The full interview with Schön Magazine is available to read here:

'Kiss Me Quick' is available to preorder here: