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Leona Lewis To Debut New Single Later Today

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Leona Lewis To Debut New Single Later Today

Photo Credit: Courtesy of J Records/Syco Entertainment  

I nearly jumped out of my bed when I read about Leona Lewis' forthcoming new single. AHHHHHH! In a series of Tweets, Popjustice unveiled some details about the new single. Here's how it all went down:
 
  
So, to summarize...Leona Lewis' new single is called "Collide" and it was written by singer/songwriter Autumn Rowe (Alexis Jordan, Cher Lloyd) and produced by Sandy Vee (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Taio Cruz).  Popjustice also Tweeted a picture of some of the lyrics from the chorus, take a peek HERE if you're so inclined.  Based on Popjustice's description, the song sounds like a bit of a departure from the schmaltzy, over the top pop ballads Lewis has seemingly gravitated towards in the past.  Up-tempo, dancey and purple.  Sounds like my kinda pop song...add to the fact that there's a remix from Dutch producer/DJ Afrojack? YES PLEASE!  The single will make it's radio debut this Friday July 15th on The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1.  Can't wait to hear it!

This news confirms past reports that Lewis would be moving in a different direction...musically.  Back in May, Lewis gave an interview to the Hackney Citizen, telling them of the album's "more progressive," and "eclectic" sound.  Lewis has reportedly been in the studio with a myriad of big name songwriters and producers including Dallas Austin, Ryan Tedder, Rico Love, Ne-Yo, Hurts, Jessie J, Emeli Sand√©, and members of Blazin' Squad.

Sounds like this album, her third, might be her best yet!  Lewis' last album, 2009's Echo went straight to the top of the UK Album chart, becoming her second #1 album.  Here in the states, Echo peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200, with the album's first single, "Happy" peaking at #2 in the UK and #31 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Her debut album, 2007's Spirit was a #1 hit in nine countries, including the States.  Her debut single, "Bleeding Love" crashed onto the charts, peaking at #1 on the UK Singles chart as well as the Billboard Hot 100.  It's nice to have some new Leona Lewis music on the horizon.  "Collide" will be released on September 4th.

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Anonymous Jooles said...

Looks like the Ministry Of Sound will be taking legal action over unauthorised sampling on this track. It sounds identical to 'Fade Into Darkness' by Swedish DJ Avicii, better known as Tim Berg.

Have a listen here to both tracks:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a330208/simon-cowells-syco-lied-about-leona-lewis-plagiarism.html

July 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

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