This is the second single released by English Pop singer Conor Maynard. Conor told Capital Radio that with this tune, he wanted to prove you could be anywhere in the world and party like you're in Las Vegas. The song was released July 22, 2012.
The original plan for the filming of the song's music video had to be aborted because of Conor's young age - he was just 19. He explained to MTV Australia: "We were kind of thinking to ourselves when we wrote it and finished it and it was going to be a single, 'Oh wow we're gonna shoot a video in Vegas, it's gonna be crazy!' And then we kind of realized 'Oh, wait, I'm actually too young to even go out in Vegas so it'd be pretty pointless!'
We didn't want it to be like me dancing with the bouncers outside the club like, 'Yay!' So we decided OK let's do it from a different perspective. And then the idea came to do it in New York with a girl wearing a 'Vegas Girl' T-shirt and I think it all fitted together and ended up turning into quite a cool story."
The song finds Conor singing about partying with Rihanna and Beyoncé. "It's really tongue in cheek," he told The Daily Telegraph, "even just the fact that I'm from Brighton and I've never been to Vegas. I've never met any of those women - to me it means it doesn't matter where you are, or who you're with, if you're having fun you can be anywhere in the world."
Maynard told MTV News that his intention for Contrast was to create "a very unique, original sound." He added that he and the production trio The Invisible Men were "experimenting in the studio" when he recorded this song." "And it just felt really good," he continued. "It felt right, and it didn't really sound like anything that was out at the time. It was just a fun track that I enjoyed recording and I'm hoping people enjoy listening to. I suppose it's just a fun tongue-in-cheek song, and I suppose that's kind of my personality."