Catch X Factor star Aiden live In Bristol
10:45am Friday 27th July 2012 in Leisure
AHEAD of his first UK tour, former X Factor contestant Aiden Grimshaw releases his debut album Misty Eye through RCA records on August 20.
Misty Eye is a result of two years of writing and recording following Aiden’s appearance on The X Factor in 2010.
Aiden said of his time on the show: “I didn’t really know what I wanted from it.
I love music, and I knew I could sing, but I didn’t think I was X Factor material. I’d been given this opportunity and I didn’t want to waste it.
But I had no idea what sort of music was really me.
Everyone else had their own ideas, but all I knew was what I didn’t want.”
After The X Factor, and a period of writing songs and testing them out on his friends in Blackpool, Aiden got signed to RCA and moved to London, subsequently hooking up with producer/engineer Jared Rogers.
Aiden was totally focused.
He played piano, banged on beer bottles for percussion, and all of the vocals – including the choir on his forthcoming anthemic single Curtain Call – are his, save for one female backing vocal. It all felt very natural, he says.
“It never got hard, it wasn’t stressful. It never really felt like work.”
Misty Eye is full of heartfelt lyrics about those universal experiences: love and loss.
Aiden describes the underlying theme of the album: “It’s that life is worth living, but love is worth everything.”
Fans can hear Aiden sing his new material when he visits the Bristol O2 Academy on September 19.
For ticket information, visit o2academybristol.co.uk