Matt has reinvented his sound on ‘Time To Be Alive’, fusing electronica, gospel, rock and soul. The lyrics are all personal observations on addiction, redemption, atonement and eventual contentment. It’s a collection that will surprise, and one Matt is incredibly proud of. All but one of the album’s 14 songs were co-written by Cardle. They reveal a portrait of an artist struggling with personal battles, but ultimately winning the war.
Early into the writing process, Matt spent six months in the lead role of West End hit musical ‘Memphis’. He received the Best West End Debut award from ‘What’s On Stage’ for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun. As the resounding winner of The X Factor’s highest rating series ever in 2010, over 19 million viewers tuned in to see Matt triumph with his breathtaking four- octave vocal range.