Aiden Grimshaw - 'Misty Eye'

He's just about pulled off a clean break from 'The X Factor'

Aiden Grimshaw - 'Misty Eye'

Album Info

  • Release Date: August 20, 2012
  • Label: RCA
6 / 10 What alchemy is this? In 2010, Aiden Grimshaw was the kooky boy-child from The X Factor with a failed degree in over-acting. Fast-forward to right fucking now though, and there is no desperate lip quivering through truncated versions of ‘Mad World’. Grimshaw has reigned in the eccentricities TV Land turned into caricatures, and just about pulled off a clean break from his time on the show. His angsty eyelash fluttering sits atop ‘Misty Eye’’s modern pop bedding. And frankly that voice, singing those lyrics, is actually a hell of a lot more appealing than most – but not all – of the gumph that usually results when an appearance on reality TV is converted into a record deal.

Hayley Avron

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