Tuesday 13 November 2018

Leona Lewis set to make musical comeback with ‘massive hit’

Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis. Photo: Getty Images.

Independent.ie reporters

FORMER X Factor winner Leona Lewis is set to make her much anticipated comeback to the music scene with a song co-written by Scottish star Emeli Sande.

27 year old Lewis’ new single, ‘Trouble’, will debut on radio next Tuesday and industry sources claim the track will be a massive hit.

Lewis, who won the X Factor in 2006, is attempting to shake her ‘safe’ ballad image. Her last single ‘collide’ was produced by Swedish DJ Avicii and was a huge club hit.

Her latest offering will feature rapper Childish Gambino in a further attempt to display her new musical style.

"Trouble tells the story of love going bad and becoming destructive, aspects of which we can all relate to," Lewis told the Star. "It's a deeply emotional song that I have a real connection to."

"I wanted someone who was creative and poetic and witty and Childish ticks all those boxes and complements the record perfectly", she said.

Lewis stormed to victory on the X Factor in 2006, stunning audiences with her powerful voice yet charming them with her shy, unassuming off stage persona. Since the show she has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

The singer’s third album, ‘Glassheart’, was originally due out last November but has been delayed nearly a year and will now be released this October.

Sony Music MD Sonny Takhar expressed confidence in the new release: "Retail preorder figures are fantastic and that's really encouraging", he said. He described the release as a "global priority".

'Trouble' will be released on October 5th in Ireland and will be followed up by the album a week later.

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