Aiden Grimshaw – ‘Curtain Call’

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The X Factor contestant is back with his second single ‘Curtain Call’ and it really isn’t anything to get overly excited about. The single definitely isn’t as noticeable as his multi-layered exciting first single ‘Is This Love’. His vocals are the main focus of the verses of this slower single. The choruses are more upbeat with the introduction of percussion and a female vocalist but then we’re back to the dreary verses, in which Aiden’s vocals are the main focal point.

Perhaps this song will grow on me but as for first impressions it definitely doesn’t stand out. It sounds to me like it should have stayed as an album track and not been released as a single. It just doesn’t have the ‘oomph’ of some of the other tracks in today’s charts. Perhaps Mr Grimshaw is relying on his looks to sell his singles rather than the music itself. I’m sure he can rely on all those X-Factor fans to make sure his records sell.

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Iā€™m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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