Leona Lewis is swapping her swooning ballads… for the urban sounds of drum ’n’ bass.
The squeaky clean former X Factor winner is planning an eclectic comeback that will see her try out many ‘different flavours’.
‘At the moment I’m just finishing up my album so I’m hoping it will be out in the summer,’ the star told me.
‘I’ve got a track that’s got a bit of drum’n’bass at the end. It’s quite different to what I’ve had out before.
‘I’ve got a track that’s very 90s. It’s just different influences that I’ve had through my life growing up,’ explained the 26-year-old singer.
Simon Cowell’s pro-tégée said she was trying to do things differently on her third album, Glassheart. Rather than collaborate with lots of technicians like she has in the past, this time there’s just one executive producer at the helm.
‘I’m really actually looking forward to people hearing it,’ she added.
A Hackney girl at heart, Leona said she was currently a nomad whilst recording. ‘I love to travel and at the moment my home is nowhere.
‘I’m always kind of here, there and everywhere,’ the Bleeding Love star said.
On her travels the staunch animal rights campaigner is happy to blast celebs who wear fur and fail to pull their weight in helping relieve the plight of suffering animals.
‘It can be disheartening because I’ll be asked to do campaigns a lot,’ said the horse-lover. ‘I’m so passionate that I’ll put everything into it.
‘You see other campaigns where celebrities jump on board but animal rights issues is something where people feel they can’t really tread.
‘It’s not even about being a vegetarian. It’s about having a bit of empathy for what these animals are going through. I do think celebrities could do more.