LEONA Lewis vows her third album Glassheart will be her most powerful yet.
After working with one of the big songwriters behind Adele’s 21, the follow-up to 2009’s Echo will be a more rounded project.
Fraser T. Smith, who worked on Set Fire To The Rain with Adele, is the executive producer on the record.
Leona, 27, told me: “Fraser is a great songwriter, great musician and such a cool person to be around and vibe with.
“When you’re in the studio with someone for that long you really have to get along with them.
“We did the EP together last year and I wanted to keep working with him, so we decided to do the whole album.
“I’m doing it old school and feeling it out, and making sure I’m getting the best songs. I keep going back in trying to make the songs better, more spectacular and up my game each time.”
And hooking up with Fraser, 41, has boosted Leona’s confidence.
She added: “This album is going to be more open because I’ve got to work with people I’ve bonded with.
“It’s such a nice way to make an album as I’ve never done that before. People will hear a whole new side of me.
“It’s really refreshing for me to have so much control and Fraser has given me a lot of power in what I’m doing so it’s been different.”
Leona will air a new track at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend in London on Saturday when she opens the main stage.