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Matt Cardle signs to SO, details new LP

By | Published on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Matt Cardle

Having “parted ways” with his joint labels Syco and Sony/Columbia back in May, ‘X-Factor’ 2010 victor and now independent recording artiste Matt Cardle will soon release a brand new LP, the postscript to his debut ‘Letters’, titled ‘The Fire’. He’ll do it via SO What? Recordings, the seemingly nonplussed imprint of London-based SO Recordings.

Cardle, who shares co-credits on the record with a number of songwriters, produced and plays various instruments across its ten tracks. So you see, he’s a real musician. Since, one would assume, given his parting from Syco Towers, it’s unlikely that he’ll be invited to perform on the new series of ‘The X-Factor’, he’ll promote the LP by means of three live dates at the Birmingham Institute (21 Oct), Concorde in Brighton (22 Oct) and London’s Scala (23 Oct).

Now here’s Matt’s version of Peggy Seeger’s 1957 classic ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ (as forms the finale to the LP), back when he was still in Simon Cowell’s good books:


It’s Only Love
The Fire
For Every Heartbreak
Anyone Else
All That Matters
The First Ever I Saw Your Face