Story of Song
This cover version of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’ was originally written by Clyro’s Simon Neil about his wife and family. Cardle’s cover version was renamed ‘When We Collide’; he first released it after winning The X Factor UK 2010. In an interview, Matt Cardle explained why he chose to cover the song: “ I know there are some Biffy fans who are like, ‘What have you done to that song?’ But it’s a great song – I hope I’ve done it justice.”
Released December 12, 2010
Crystal Johnson – Mikkel S. Eriksen – Tor Erik Hermansen – Sandy Wilhelm
Syco – Sony
In Ireland, the song became fourth best selling song in the history of the Irish charts. ‘When We Collide’ also topped the charts in the UK and Scotland. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies. However, the song did not achieve international success.
Artist’s age on release date
Matthew “Matt” Sheridan Cardle was 26 years old when he released this song.
Tyler Ward – Janet Devlin – Other amateur artists have covered this song on Youtube.