Label: Syco Music - 88697843592,Sony Music - 88697843592,Columbia - 88697843592 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK & Ireland • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Alternative Rock
Letters is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Cardle. Cardle worked with various songwriters The Face - Gentle Giant - The Power and The Glory the album including Eg White and James Walsh.
The Letters Tour in support of the album began in February After winning the seventh series of TV talent competition The X Factorit was announced on 15 March that Cardle had signed a record deal with Simon Cowell 's Syco Musicin a joint venture with Columbia Recordsbecoming the first X Factor winner not to be exclusively signed The Stroll - Adriano Celentano - Ciao Amore Cowell's label.
Cardle soon began work on his debut studio album, which just days after his X Factor win, was slated for release on 24 October On 18 AugustCardle made his first official announcement regarding the album. He announced its title to be Lettersand the debut single from the album would be a Gary Barlow -penned track, "Run for Your Life".
During an interview given on the day of the announcement, Cardle revealed the name of several album tracks, and the process behind writing them: "Starlight is a depressing, yet happy song about the insignificance of everything.
Amazing is 'bout finding someone when you've got no-one. All for Nothing is one I wrote with my favourite all-time songwriter, Eg White. I recorded it after a couple of cups of tea and a few cigarettes, so it's quite raw. In Septemberit was revealed that "Run for Your Life" would be released on 10 Octoberand the album's release was pushed forward a week to 17 October, due to popular demand from fans.
The video was then premiered in full on 5 September on his YouTube channel. The single was released on 9 OctoberCardle performed the song on The X Factor on the same day. Prior to the album release Cardle went on a five date tour ending on 3 October at Koko in London. Upon its release, Letters received mixed reviews from critics. Daily Express said that Cardle's vocals were "versatile and emotional" and the songs were "more than decent.
The Daily Recordcalled the album "fantastic" and All For Nothing - Matt Cardle - Letters saying it had "exceeded all expectations.
Presumably the end result was the wish of the producers and not Matt Cardle himself. Big, belting choruses, meaningful lyrics and plenty of high notes to make women swoon.
The album sold more than 70, copies in the week of release, peaking at number two on the UK Albums Chart behind Noel Gallagher's High Flying All For Nothing - Matt Cardle - Letters 's self-titled debut album.
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