Misty Eye

Misty Eye

by Aiden Grimshaw
     
 

Displaying the kind of intensity that makes Nick Cave look like a member of One Direction, Aiden Grimshaw's haunting performances on The X-Factor were both captivating and creepy in equal measure. Thankfully, in the two years since he was booted out before such musical luminaries as Katie Waissel andSee more details below

Overview

Displaying the kind of intensity that makes Nick Cave look like a member of One Direction, Aiden Grimshaw's haunting performances on The X-Factor were both captivating and creepy in equal measure. Thankfully, in the two years since he was booted out before such musical luminaries as Katie Waissel and Wagner, he's learned how to best control his teenage angst for his surprisingly left-field debut album, Misty Eye. Indeed, flirting with everything from James Blake-esque folktronica ("Poachers' Timing") to emotive drum'n'bass ("What We Gonna Be") to delicate piano balladry ("Be Myself"), it's a record which bears few hallmarks of his talent show past. There may be a cover version, but it's a beautifully understated rendition of Sia's "Breathe Me" which makes the grade here, rather than the karaoke favorites usually handed out to Cowell's alumni. And despite the odd dabble with dubstep ("Hold On"), there's a refreshing lack of bandwagon jumping, with the majority of its ten tracks harking back to the dinner party electronica of the '90s. "Nothing at All" echoes the orchestral trip-hop of Massive Attack, as does the claustrophobic title track, while standout "Curtain Call," a collaboration with Labrinth's sister ShazAr, recalls the emotive gospel-blues of Moby's ubiquitous Play. Judging by his extremely brief cameo in the video for lead single "Is This Love," Grimshaw still appears to be the reluctant pop star. But on the basis of Misty Eye, he might have to get used to being one.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2012
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0887254071020
catalogNumber:
5407102
Rank:
280560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aiden Grimshaw   Primary Artist
Tony Lewis   Cello
Liz Edwards   Violin
Isobel Griffiths   Performing Ensemble
Paul Kegg   Cello
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
George Robertson   Viola
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Allen Walley   Bass
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Clare Finnimore   Viola
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Tommy Blaize   Vocals
Julian Leaper   Violin
Everton Nelson   Violin
Chris Worsey   Cello
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers   Piano
Timothy Grant   Viola
Joely Koos   Cello
Jack McManus   Piano
Emil Chakalov   Violin
Steve Rushton   Guitar,Vocals
Stephen Mair   Bass
Christopher Tombling   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin
Peter Hanson   Violin
Sherelle McKenzie   Vocals
Wil Malone   Musical Direction
Joseph "Smiler" Bartlett-Vanderpuye   Rap
Patrick Kiernen   Violin

Technical Credits

Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Richard Griffiths   Representation
Joel Pott   Composer
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers   Composer,Producer
Jack McManus   Composer
Harry Magee   Representation
Steve Rushton   Composer
Chrissie Abbott   Art Direction
Aiden Grimshaw   Composer
Benjamin Evans   Representation
Joseph Bartlett   Composer

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