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September 28, 2012

It’s just over two weeks until Leona Lewis‘s long-awaited third studio album Glassheart hits stores on October 15.

After being delayed by a year, we were just a little bit intrigued to hear what X Factor‘s prized diva had been working on and, to our relief, we weren’t disappointed.

‘Trouble’
Like ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Happy’ before it, this is Leona’s big, emotive power-ballad of an opener. It’s dark, heart-tugging and pure class.

‘Un Love Me’
Light Snow Patrol-esque guitar plugs and a thudding bass beat serve as the backdrop for Leona’s intricate falsetto, which is allowed to take centre stage. The production is subtle, but the result is epic.

‘Lovebird’
Weirdly, the intro has a ‘Bleeding Love’ organ, before some ‘Better In Time’ piano comes in. However, ‘Lovebird’ develops into a mid-tempo ballad that centres around the catchy hook: “Your lovebird’s flying away/ And my heart’s been stuck in a cage/ I’ve gotta sing my/ Song so pretty, dum-dum dee-dee.”

‘Come Alive’
This is Leona’s electronic serenade. Her voice towers above a crash of dubstep wobbles with break beats, before it pulsates into a techno finale. If this were a visual spectacle, it would be green lasers in a gothic castle.

‘Fireflies’
It begins with Leona singing over a rotating piano riff, before an orchestra of strings flourish while she chants: “Fire! It’s only fire!” It results in a hippie, gospel number that sits comfortably with the star’s previous offerings.

‘I To You’
“You are love, you are sin/ You’ll alway be everything, everything/ To me,” Leona declares while backed by a band of swooping strings. On the first couple of listens this feels like an album track, but a very good one nonetheless.

‘Shake You Up’
The cutest voice-over clip of Leona asking “Can you turn the music up a little bit please?” plays before Darkchild’s ’80s pop gold ensues. It’s packed with groovy synths, an addictive hook and is the kind of mid-tempo hit we imagine a young Whitney would’ve recorded.

‘Stop The Clocks’
An electronic-lite love song about spending an infinite amount of time with her beau, the track is a nice head-nodding ditty that could easily slip onto previous album Echo.

‘Favourite Scar’
An ear-pleasing piano riff that slightly resembles church bells is joined by one of the most direct tones and clearest diction we’ve heard from Leona. What’s more, it’s not the kind of Ryan Tedder collaboration we’ve come to expect from LeLe; hip-hop beats and attitude give it an almost Rihanna quality.

‘When It Hurts’
A pleasant piano-led ballad with crashing beats and some light electric guitar riffs serve as a backdrop to Leona’s claims that “you love it when it hurts”.

‘Glassheart’
DJ Frank E has sprinkled the title track with pumping club beats and chart-friendly dubstep breakdowns. It acts as a welcome change in pace during the latter stages of the record and definitely grows on repeated listens.

‘Fingerprint’
Delicate piano twinkles underlie Leona’s rich lower register, before she is let loose with soaring falsetto over added crashing echoes and strings before the song’s end. The message centres around a loved one being irreplaceable (“No match, no match, no match for your fingerprint/ No substitute, no other you”).

Verdict:
After only a couple of spins, Glassheart already feels like Leona’s strongest collection to date. There are plenty of singles to be lifted here, so our only hope is that Syco doesn’t deliberate this time around when it comes to future cuts.

September 25, 2012

Bleeding Love was a global hit, rejigged cover versions worked as follow up hits and her success was obvious.

Where Leona has struggled is working out where to go next and how to develop and this is plain to see.

We’ve had to wait for Glassheart for an entire year since that terrible/confusing Avicii collaboration track Collide was released.

Her label SYCO decided there was more work to do and fortunately for one and all Trouble was found – thanks to Emeli Sande’s writing talents.

Trouble is easily the best thing on Glassheart, btw.

Leona also began working with one of the pop world’s major success stories…step forward the record producing genius of our time, Fraser T Smith.

He’s responsible for highlights on Adele’s phenomenally successful hit album 21 and wrote and produced Nelly Furtado and James Morrison’s duet Broken Strings.

He’s a safe bet to work with Leona and the results are good.

I’m left wondering after listening to Glassheart whether Leona’s found her way as an artist or whether she’s worked with the right people in the right situation to ensure it’s deemed a hit.

There’s no doubting the music is good and Glassheart does appear to be her most personal album to date.

Trouble has obviously become an ode to her relationship with ex-boyfriend Lou Al Chamaa (even the actor in the recently released video looks like him).

The album’s dark, moody, emotive, mysterious and full of anger.

For somebody so peaceful and softly spoken in real life you wonder what she’s got to be so angry about behind closed doors.

Un Love Me you can hear is obviously going to be a single and will work wonders on the radio, Glassheart tries to keep Leona cool and trendy with it’s club sounding edge and just about achieves it and Fingerprint is a slow controlled ballad that reminds us just how fabulous her voice can be.

Shake You Up is a modern take on an eighties pop song and leaves you wondering if it actually works or if it’s too old school.

Stop The Clocks didn’t set my world alight but Favourite Scar kept my attention as Leona has serious attitude throughout.

She sings: “You shot me through my heart. Pain never felt so good. Boy, you’re my favourite scar.”

Glassheart reminds you what an extraordinary talent Leona is – especially to have been discovered on a TV talent show – but this isn’t an album that will translate to a universal audience in an Adele stylee.

But should we even be making a comparison with Adele? Probably not.

The fans will always be there for her and there’s no doubting she’s a great singer.

It just still feels like this is an artist finding her feet and working out how to settle into a career with longevity.

And Glassheart is the perfect stepping stone…

September 23, 2012

The X Factor winner said she wanted to sound like veteran squawker Kate Bush on her new album.

Leona added: “Kate Bush was definitely an inspiration for some of the songs that are on this record in terms of the register she uses.

“I was classically trained from a young age – I actually wanted to be an opera singer.”

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September 21, 2012

 

While the Dance-craze is day by day chipping away at the dignity of many a chart act, Lewis avoids such territory by serving up something edgy and progressive. Put simply, its Dance-Pop at its most “premium”.

Issues potentially arise, though, when considering how Eurocentric the cut is. Would a song or moreover a “sound” like this work in the US – Lewis’ next biggest market after home? There’s also the fact that lead single ‘Trouble’ resonated with many as being the “lane” Leona should play in – given how well suited and comfortable she seems there. With this track, though, much of the uncertainty that greeted last year’s ‘Collide’ resurfaces. Can Leona not just “own” such a sound, but also be successful (on a global scale) with it too? The months ahead will be very interesting.

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September 7, 2012

With the release of new album Glassheart fast approaching, it looks like Leona Lewis is stepping up the promotional trail of its second single, Trouble .

Just released is this beautiful and acoustic rendition of the song, and it has to be said, it packs quite a mightier punch than the “edgier” version that’s been shipped to radio.

Leona Lewis gives a stunning vocal that shows a voice that is restrained but powerful, multifaceted in tone and timbre, but ultimately brilliantly controlled. It’s clear to hear that all those years of vocal training have paid off, making her one of the most technical singers of the next generation of Divas.

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September 7, 2012

My feelings about Leona Lewis are well documented at this point, so like most people, I was pretty relieved to discover that her much-talked-about Emeli Sande penned, Naughty Boy produced and Childish Gambino featuring new single “Trouble” just about added up to the sum of its individually brilliant parts.

Like someone who’s been waiting at a bus stop on Kensington High Street for three years when two buses suddenly turn up at the same time, Leona’s followed-up this long overdue win with an acoustic version of “Trouble” that’s perhaps even better than the original. There’s even a video, which, as far as Leona’s concerned, can only ever be a good thing.

It’s pretty dramatic, and I don’t remember her previously being one for so much swaying and wild Tony Blair-esque hand gesturing, but when she sounds this good, who can begrudge the songstress some theatrics. This is Leona Lewis at her absolute best – balancing her powerhouse vocals with the soul and emotion that her critics claim she lacks and fulfilling all of the potential she showed six years ago on The X-Factor.

So far, so good. Bring on the album…

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September 7, 2012

Yes, yes, and yes!

For the longest, Leona has been levelled with critique that her voice – while rich in power – lacked a rawness, lacked emotion. However, all such arguments were rendered obsolete with this performance.

Soaked in conviction and edge, the stunning showcase re-affirms why this Londoner posses one of the best vocalists in the industry today. We can only hope that the rest of her project brings with it material that serves as a worthy backdrop to a “voice” that has the ability to be legendary.

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September 7, 2012

Absolutely beautiful. Flawless. We haven’t heard vocals this good since, I don’t even know when. I’d say Adele, but these vocals are far better than Adele’s. This performance from Leona is just that good. It’s just her, the piano, and some strings. That’s it. And they killed it! Check out this acoustic performance of Leona’s new single, “Trouble.”

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August 17, 2012

Seven years on from first stepping into the limelight and some 20 million single and album sales later, global singing sensation Leona Lewis returns with her brand new, much anticipated single ‘Trouble’ on October 7th. The single is taken from Leona’s forthcoming third album ‘Glassheart’, which is released the following week on October 14th.

‘Trouble’ was written by a stellar cast of home grown talent; Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Craze and Hoax, Fraser T Smith and Leona herself, resulting in a standout track that she is incredibly passionate about.

Of the track Leona said, “‘Trouble’ tells the story of love going bad and becoming destructive, aspects of which we can all relate to. It’s a deeply emotional and poignant song that I have a real connection to.”

US rapper Childish Gambino brings an extra something special to the track with his featured rap. Leona said, “I wanted someone who was creative and poetic and witty and he ticks all those boxes and compliments the record perfectly.”

‘Trouble’ is the first track to be released from Leona’s third album ‘Glassheart’. A real labour of love, Leona has spent time putting together an album that she is immensely proud of. It was during a recording session with esteemed producer Fraser T Smith (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Plan B, Britney Spears) that Leona really found the soul of ‘Glassheart’, so much so that she brought Fraser on board to exec-produce the whole album. The result is an inspired and passionate follow-up to her previous two Number 1 albums.

‘Trouble’ feat. Childish Gambino is released on the October 7th on Syco Music. The track will get it’s first radio play next Tuesday, August 21st, on Radio 1.

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August 17, 2012

Seven years on from first stepping into the limelight and some 20 million single and album sales later, global singing sensation Leona Lewis returns with her brand new, much anticipated single Trouble on 7th October. The single is taken from Leona’s forthcoming third album Glassheart, which is released the following week on 14th Octobe

Trouble is an anguished epic journey that reveals ethereal, haunting tones that simultaneously showcase the sheer power and intimacy of Leona’s incredible voice. Trouble was written by a stellar cast of home grown talent; Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Craze and Hoax, Fraser T Smith and Leona herself, resulting in a standout track that she is incredibly passionate about.

Trouble was produced by Fraser T Smith and Naughty Boy.  

Of the track Leona said, ‘Trouble tells the story of love going bad and becoming destructive, aspects of which we can all relate to. It’s a deeply emotional and poignant song that I have a real connection to.’

US rapper Childish Gambino brings an extra something special to the track with his featured rap.  Leona said, ‘I wanted someone who was creative and poetic and witty and he ticks all those boxes and compliments the record perfectly.’

Trouble is the first track to be released from Leona’s third album Glassheart.  A real labour of love, Leona has spent time putting together an album that she is immensely proud of.  It was during a recording session with esteemed producer Fraser T Smith (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Plan B, Britney Spears) that Leona really found the soul of Glassheart, so much so that she brought Fraser on board to exec-produce the whole album.  The result is an inspired and passionate follow-up to her previous two Number 1 albums.

Trouble marks the highly anticipated return of the UK’s Number 1 vocalist and, as only Leona can, delivers a superior world class performance that was well worth the wait.

Trouble feat. Childish Gambino is released on the October 7th on Syco Music