The music video for “Run for Your Life,” the second single from “The X Factor” U.K. 2010 winner Matt Cardle, has premiered to very mixed reactions from the public, based on Internet comments.
“Run for Your Life” was written by Take That member Gary Barlow, who is currently a judge on “The X Factor” U.K.
The pop ballad is the first single from Cardle’s debut album, “Letters,” which is set for a U.K. release on October 17, 2011. “Run for Your Life” goes on sale in U.K. in digital format on October 9, 2011, and in CD format on October 10, 2011.
Cardle’s debut single,”When We Collide,” was a No. 1 U.K. hit in 2010.
The music video for “Run for Your Life” has a relatively simple concept: Cardle sings to a “dream girl” on a video screen until she appears to him in real life at the end of the video and embraces him.
As previously reported, a sneak-preview clip of the “Run for Your Life” video premiered on “BBC Breakfast” on September 1, 2011.
Now that the entire music video has premiered, here are samples of how public reactions on the Internet:
“Matt, you’re amazing.”
“Matt Cardle’s single is called ‘Run For Your Life’ which is appropriate because that’s exactly what I did when I saw the video.”
“RT if you think ‘Run For Your Life,’ by Matt Cardle will go to number 1.”
“‘Run for your Life’ is amazing @matt_cardle_uk ON REPEAT.”
“I’m so excited to hear ‘Run For Your Life’ .. Matt Cardle is AMAZING.”
On Matt Cardle’s official Facebook page:
“Love the song Matt …..Don’t like the video ….Sorry, but I have got your album on pre-order.”
“Like the song and have pre ordered it. The video was poor it looked cheap. Matt voice is incredible and I would have liked Run For Life a bit more had it not have been so repetitive, Matt’s voice is far too good for that.”
“I have to admit, the song itself will be a grower on my personally but your voice is absolutely stunning as usual! As expected :) Who ever said the video was cheap obviously don’t see that simple is always beautiful and elegant! You don’t need high tech, million pounds worth of videos all the time. Just a breath taking voice to a simple video will do. In my opinion anyway.”
“Just adore the song Matt well done although if I had one criticism it would be sometimes your voice gets drowned in the chorus, but just adore you anyway, so down to earth please don’t change. Already pre booked your album.”
“Excellent well worth the wait.”
“It’s a good song but gonna have to grow on me I think.”
“Love Matt and his voice and will definitely be buying his album but this song seems a bit cheesy and i don’t think it suits his style. The video is poor too. Disappointing.”
“Cannot wait to listen to the album. You have an amazing voice.”
“I think it is amazing, suits his voice brilliantly!! Well worth waiting for Matt.”
“Heard the single once today and I love it! Well done matt for singing beautifully and well done Gary for writing it. Two of my fave men!”
“Hmmm, not sure, was hoping for something a bit more rock-influenced. Still have faith in our boy though & looking forward to tracks he’s written himself.”
(Click here to watch the music video for “Run for Your Life.”)