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Grimshaw’s Way

Aiden Grimshaw – The Way We Are (single)

Aiden Grimshaw finished ninth on the  seventh series of the X Factor, he came across as an angst filled teenager, who seemed more comfortable singing songs with great intensity than smiling.  Grimshaw released his debut album Misty Eye; which reached number 19,  two singles were released;  Is This Love  and Curtain Call which reached number 35 and 49 respectively,  can The Way We Are eclipse these?

The Way We Are was cowritten with Dimitri Tikovoi (Goldfrapp, Nicola Roberts & Sophie Ellis-Bextor) together they have created something quite unexpected for someone who graduated from the karaoke & popularity contest that is X Factor. Grimshaw’s vocal glides over Tikovoi’s  soundscapes,  which sound at times like a mixture of Loose Ends and Freeze.

There have been a number of X Factor finalists releasing decent singles, but not shifting significant units; Amelia Lily, Diana Vickers & Misha B, come to mind. It remains to be seen whether The Way We Are can eclipse the chart placings of the aforementioned  artists and of Grimshaw’s earlier offerings, if the record buying public take an open mind then The Way We Are just might.

VereView Star Rating VVV/5

Audio only


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