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Aiden Grimshaw Announces Release Of Debut Album 'Misty Eye' & Lead Single 'Curtain Call'

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
Aiden Grimshaw Announces Release Of Debut Album 'Misty Eye' & Lead Single 'Curtain Call'

Aiden Grimshaw releases his debut album ‘'Misty Eye'’ through RCA records on August 20th. The album will be preceded by the single ‘'Curtain Call'’ on August 12th.

'Misty Eye' is the 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 Jarrad Rogers (Lana Del Rey, Tinchy Stryder).

Aiden was totally focused. He played piano, banged on beer bottles for percussion, and all of the vocals, including the choir on the single 'Curtain Call,'– are his save for one female backing. "It all felt very natural," he says. "“It never got hard, it wasn’t stressful. It never really felt like work."”

'Misty Eye' is 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”."

It was important to Aiden that he write the album himself, using experiences from his own life to inform the lyrics –with the emotion behind each track almost tangible. In it, you’'ll hear the music he was listening to while making it: everyone from Katy B to Moby, Ian Brown, Damien Rice and DJ Fresh. But mainly what you'’ll hear is Aiden finally being himself, with those extraordinary vocals soaring over banging beats or sharing more delicate, thoughtful moments, in a debut that pushes him firmly into leftfield pop territory.

Aiden Grimshaw UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed September 19th 2012 - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Thu September 20th 2012 - The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Sat September 22nd 2012 - Roadmender, Northampton
Sun September 23rd 2012 - Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Mon September 24th 2012 - Concorde 2, Brighton
Wed September 26th 2012 - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, Birmingham
Thu September 27th 2012 - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Fri September 28th 2012 - Cockpit, Leeds
Sun September 30th 2012 - Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
Mon October 1st 2012 - O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
Tue October 2nd 2012 - Scala London, London

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