The Fire

Album: The Fire (2012)
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  • This is the title track of Matt Cardle's second album. The 2010 X Factor winner penned the song with Eg White (Will Young's "Leave Right Now" and Adele's "Chasing Pavements") and singer-songwriter Jack McManus (The Wanted's "Warzone" and Ed Sheeran's "U.N.I.").
  • Cardle told his former X Factor mentor Dannii Minogue that he sings about his life after winning the reality singing show on the album. "I think the first album - because of the situation I was in before the show - afterwards I was drawing on stuff and inspiration of stuff that happened before that," said the singer. "I wasn't going to write about The X Factor or things like that. But ever since the first album came out, I've actually been in situations that I've drawn inspiration from, and so this [album] is all about now."


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