The reason I decided to release something that I'd written was because I was encouraged to release a double A side cover off the back of the Pop Idol programme.
I remembered what had happened to Hear'Say last year - they had incredible success initially in their career - I realised that for me having a long-term career was much more important.
When I look at one of my pop idols - Robbe Williams - he established himself with original material and once he'd established himself he went on to do covers like the album Swing When You're Winning.
I wanted to release something that was my own first because I felt that it was the most honest way that I could thank all the people out there who had supported me on Pop Idol.
Colourblind is to say thank you.
Newsround: Are you pleased with how the single has been received so far?
Darius: I'm over the moon at the moment.
Colourblind is the third most played non-released single on British radio which is incredible.
I just really look forward to the end of the month when it's released and I get to perform on Top of the Pops and do all the great music shows that I've always dreamed of performing on.
I'm really excited.
Newsround: Who are your main music influences?
Darius: I'm lucky because I'm working at the moment with a man that really influences me - Steve Lilywhite .
He's one of the world's most respected and renowned producers.
He's worked with everyone from Travis to U2 and he's been around in the business for a long time.
He's working with me on the album and while I'm working away he gives me a lot of advice.
Newsround: I heard a rumour that Travis themselves have complimented you on Colourblind - is this true?
Darius: I was very lucky to meet the boys from Travis recently and they were very complimentary and very encouraging.
Fran from Travis was a real inspiration to me because he said what I'd been doing was great.
I love Travis but hopefully it won't just get smiles from people in the business - hopefully it will make the public happy.
For all the kids out there who voted for me - I really hope they enjoy Colourblind.
Newsround: Do you feel a responsibility to your fans from Pop Idol to do something that's not too far removed from the music you sang on the show?
Darius: The style of music that I'm going to develop on the album is the kind of stuff that I'd like to hear on the radio.
Hopefully mums and dads can listen to that in the car on the way to work and kids can sing to it on the way home from school.
Good music is good music and a good song appeals to lots of people and hopefully I'll be putting together a big bunch of good songs.
Newsround: How did you choose the location for the video of Colourblind?
Darius: The video for Colourblind was the most incredible four days that I've had this year.
We shot it in the Sierra Nevada and it was beautiful.
The scenery was incredible - the landscapes were a bit like the Grand Canyon with big sweeping mountainous areas and then gorgeous farmland - corn fields and green grass fields.
I was very lucky, I felt like a kid in a sweet shop, there were helicopters and rain and wind machines.