Matt Cardle - Time To Be Alive | The Popjustice Forum

Matt Cardle - Time To Be Alive

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by TheHeadlessPostman, May 23, 2015.

  1. This sounds interesting. Could this be his Echoes after a load of dirge...? Vocals are a bit off, but still. Noticed he'd been working with Jim Elliot.
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  2. His win was probably the last time I really gave X-Factor a chance, but his material this far has never grabbed me. I'm always open to being surprised though. That wasn't a bad song at all. With the right production, it could really pack a punch.
  3. SBK


    I've always liked Matt. I picked him as the winner when his first audition aired. Its a shame Syco went safe with the co-writers and producers for his debut and we ended up with a shite Gary Barlow cast off as a single.

    He's done pretty well for himself self releasing since being dropped I would love for him to end up being more of a Will Young than a Leon. He certainly can write a song:

  4. Like this song, but his video's are so off-putting.
  5. He has spoken to DigitalSpy about the new album

  6. RAV


    He was the last decent X Factor winner, and since, I have not bothered watching. He has a beautiful voice
  7. Little Mix shade? On my Popjustice?

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  8. With Frankmusik as one of the producers I'm well and truly here for this!
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  9. He wasn't the last good XF winner but he was great on the show. Particularly enjoyed his "...Baby One More Time"!

    Winner's single was good but couldn't get into the subsequent material - though I have rediscovered "Amazing" recently, since its co-writers have taken on Ed Sheeran. Nice little song that.

    Would be nice to see him do a James Arthur.
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  10. “Signing this new deal with Sony is one of the proudest moments of my life. After the highs of X Factor I sank to the darkest places I’ve ever been.

    But after overcoming addiction I finally found myself in a place where I was ready and able to create the album I have always wanted to. I then spent three years pouring blood, sweat and tears plus all my darkness and my hope into this album.

    I have come home to Sony but I’m in control this time.”

    Produced by Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue & Will Young) and mixed by Christopher Elms (Bjork, Alanis, Anohni) the new album is bound to surprise perhaps even the harshest critics. It is due for release in spring 2018.
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  11. What alternate universe have I stepped into where I am excited to hear a Matt Cardle album?!?
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  12. What harsh critics? He's hardly a musical outlaw.
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  13. The only reason I can think of him getting resigned (besides the music actually being amazing) is the James Arthur effect, and they're hoping for a resurgence ala James's Say You Wont Let Go.
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  14. Didn't his last album get really good reviews? I remember him doing a song with Mel C.
  15. I always loved his voice but only liked a handful of his songs... But this could be a good album.
  16. While I'm here, I thought it's worth mentioning this stuff is incredible. Best album by an X factor winner quite easily I say, and that ain't hyperbole. If Sony get the marketing right it has the potential to be one of 2018's highlights. Gone are the guitars and MOR. Incoming are choral electronica, house and funk. It sounds like a debut album from an entirely new artist. Matt, Jim Eliot and Chris Elms are quite something together.

    I think the skeptical will be rather taken with what's coming. Jaw droopingly good at times. It's taken three years, but they were worth it.
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  17. I'm willing to be perched for this. He wasn't completely hateful like James Arthur, so I wouldn't mind a decent comeback if he genuinely has an amazing album up his sleeve.
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  18. Couldn't sound less like James's album. It's kinda Massive Attack, meets Bjork meets Ellie Goulding. Even that's not particularly accurate. It's electronic for the most part, but not dance music, although there are moments of that.

    I suppose it's Matt's 'Echoes'; an obvious comparison with Jim involved and a definite departure from his past albums. But it doesn't sound like that, it's more introspective, quite dark and almost hymnal in places. Metaphorically; he hasn't found god. Chris Elms worked on Vulnicura, and there are sounds reminiscent of that but obviously more pop. There's some really exciting stuff to come. I didn't like his first three albums, yet this new record is sounding essential. It's very good indeed. It'll be interesting to hear what people think.
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  19. He has lots of potential but the songs need to be catchy to stand out.
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