Remember Matt Cardle? Oh you know, the painter that hit the big time after he won The X Factor in the UK last year? Fast forward a year, Simon's brought the show to the States, humiliating Cheryl Cole in the process, revamping The X Factor UK with three quarters of the judging panel completely replaced by Take That's Gary Barlow, N Dubz'
Nevertheless, along with his fellow X Factor contestants Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson One Direction, Matt has been hard at work on his debut album, now announced to be titled Letters released October 17th. Above is the album cover, which I absolutely love. The first single to be released is Run For Your Life, described as "reminiscent of Snow Patrol's biggest hits", and that it's the only song on Letters Matt didn't co-write on. In fact, the song was written by Gary Barlow, the Gary Barlow that's on The X Factor UK panel.
Songwriter Guy Chambers whom Matt worked with on Letters, said that Matt is powerful and emotive, a cross between "Coldplay, Travis and Snow Patrol".
I'm interested to see how his career will take off from here, and I sincerely hope his album is what songwriters are claiming it is.
And is it just me, or is Rebecca Ferguson taking an awful long time to give us some new music? Hmmm.