Aiden's indie-electro epics are sexy, brooding, and dark, with a sort of Muse-meets-Robbie Williams-meets-Placebo-in-an-Ibiza-coffeehouse vibe...and they really don't sound like the songs of some reality show contestant. (I mean that as a compliment, by the way.) This is probably why Aiden is the only TV talent competition veteran who can claim he's toured with Swedish indie darlings Niki & The Dove and has been advertised on Pitchfork.com.
Misty Eye comes out next week, and you can preview it in full below. It's a real thriller, so to speak, and it even includes a lovely cover of Sia's "Breathe Me" that I wish Aiden had had the chance to do on ITV.
Will we find anyone as cool as Aiden when the ninth season of "The X Factor U.K." kicks off this weekend? We shall soon find out. But why can't we have contestants this cool on "The X Factor USA," huh?
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