Summary• Artist: Matt Cardle• Years active: 2010-Present• Labels: Syco Music, Sony Music, Columbia• Genres: Pop rock, Pop• Type: Narrative
The X-Factor• Matt Cardle won a 1million recording contract after receiving most of the votes every week from week 2.• ‘When We Collide’(winner’s song), went to number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and became the Christmas number 1 for three successive weeks.• The single became the second biggest selling single of 2010 – selling 815,000 copies.• The song was nominated in the Best British Single category at the 2011 BRIT Awards.• Matt became the first The X Factor winner not to be exclusively signed to Simon Cowells label.
When We Collide• The winners song, is a narrative based video.• The simplicity of this video adheres to the type of video produced for the winner.• Throughout the video, clips show the journey of The X-Factor – From the 1st Audition to the moment he won.• Featured on the winners album ‘When We Collide’.
Run For Your Life• Like ‘When We Collide’, this video is narrative based.• The video is quite simple, as it tells a story. Most of Matt’s songs are narrative based, each linking as their about love and relationships.• Matt is seen to be wearing very causal clothing.• Featured on the album ‘Letters’.
Track List; On the album – ‘Letters’• Starlight• Run For Your Life• All For Nothing• Pull Me Under• Amazing• Faithless These songs express• Beat Of A Breaking Heart Matt’s life experiences and ex-relationships.• Stars & Lovers• Letters• Reflections• Walking On Water• Slowly• When We Collide