Leona Lewis Promises A “Different” Sound On New Album

Published: Tuesday 6th Jul 2010 by Trent

In a recent interview with David Owens from WalesOnline, Leona Lewis spoke about her next studio album. The Pop singer revealed that they project will feature a “different” and “fun” sound from her with early reports citing contributions from David Guetta, Ne-Yo and J.R. Rotem. Check out what she had to say below:

“I think that’s going to be a bit different from what people have heard from me before,” she reveals. “I think that with going in different directions musically with the show, it’s given people a different vibe from what they had before, so it’s going to be different and fun. I’m just going to go in and create and just see what happens.” {Source}

Judging from the impressive footage from her ‘Labyrinth’ tour, it seems that Lewis is finally developing into a seasoned performer. While she has always be sonically talented, Lewis has always lacked the edge to make her interesting compared to her counterparts in the game today. Now, with her increasing creative control in her career, I sense that Lewis is finally going to make a record that will categorise her as more than just another wannabe Mariah Carey.

However, I hope Lewis does not go to the extreme in her effort to create her own identity. The last thing we need is another Christina Aguilera ‘let me take off my clothes, get some piercings and kiss girls to get some attention’ artist on our hands.

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  1. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    urgh trentishinaqua is back with his pointless HATE.

    NEXTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  2. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    I thought comments had been too low lately, I guess thats why this trinidadian gorilla is back.

  3. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    what was Mariah doing in the loving you long time video ?
    Obsessed video ?
    Touch my body video ?
    Up out my face video…….

    flashing her undesirable 50 year old ass and va-jay-jay

    I guess Xtina isnt the only one selling her body…….

    #FUCKINGGROSS

  4. Liz July 6, 2010

    Can’t wait!!!
    Love LeLew xxx

  5. gugw55 July 6, 2010

    If you had listened to leona’s pre music before x factor you would know that leona had direction, and she has spent more years learning her trade than many artists out there today.
    She had to sing the big balads because that is whay gets you noticed, but i am certain she loves the mariah’s of the world but her voice is already very distinctive, I would hate her to start to sound like eveybody else just to be accepted by you lot.

  6. teflon boy July 6, 2010

    Lol a new sound from Leona is welcome…, I saw her in concert and while she nailed Run, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, JT’s Cry Me A River and MJ’s They Don’t Really Care About Us…, ironically it was her own material that failed to connect which told me she clearly isn’t really feeling it herself either. She was more on an Amel Larrieux vibe before X Factor so I feel they just de-souled her after that show. Point is, no one with a gift like she has could possibly be ‘Happy’ (sorry couldn’t resist) singing such drivel…,

    Oh and Aguilera is a good example because neither was she and after the pop fluff of her first project she gave her audience something much more satisfying, and lastly the Xtina thing was deeper than it appeared. Basically, she was being labelled a s*** and a s**** from all corners of the industry so her response was ‘Ok, if you’re gonna call me a s**** I’ma be the best and biggest and most authentic s**** you’ve ever seen’.

    In short, she took a label everyone was calling her anyway and made it work for her. I’d much rather an artist like Christina be sexual of her own choice than be another of the lost little girl acts singing about childish things while wearing knickers against their will.

  7. Alex July 6, 2010

    she said the same thing going into her 2nd album no?

  8. That FLOP Juice July 6, 2010

    TRENT. Stop. Every normal person hates you!!!!

    Leave this blog!!!

  9. AlexanderTG July 6, 2010

    Hope the new direction works out for her as she deserves to do well with her voice and looks.
    Totally random question, but does anyone know if blonde is her real hair colour?

  10. AlexanderTG July 6, 2010

    Hope the new direction goes well for her as she deserves to do well – a really nice person + the voice and the looks.
    Totally random question – does anyone know if that’s her real hair colour – never seen her with dark hair but…. ???

  11. Dave July 6, 2010

    Imma get the album

  12. ADE July 6, 2010

    I don’t believe her, she said the same thing about her second album and that s*** was worst than her first one. She’s got amazing vocals but she’s so damn dry

  13. ADE July 6, 2010

    I don’t believe her, she said the same thing about her second album and that s*** was worst than her first one. She’s got amazing vocals but she’s so damn dry

  14. Richard July 6, 2010

    The problem is that her international career was really based on ‘Bleeding Love’. She had a minor hit with ‘Better in Time’, but globally speaking, she’s still a bit of a one-hit-wonder. I think if she goes down the David Guetta/RedOne/J.R. Totem route, she could potentially seem really false and forced. I think her label really want to create personality and style for her, but it could seem an artificial ploy to sell records.

    What I love about Alexandra Burke, who came from the X Factor too, is although she hasn’t sold half as many records as Leona, she has personality, sass and a distinctive sound.

    Leona’s problem is that she built her first step of her career on either the epicness of ‘Bleeding Love’ or her ability as an incredible baladeer. If she changes her sound… it’s either going to completely reinvigorate her career, or cause it nosedive.

    Fingers crossed this next era goes well for her!

  15. AlexanderTG July 6, 2010

    @ADE
    Sorry, don’t quite understand – by DRY do you mean unemotional or what?

  16. AlexanderTG July 6, 2010

    @ADE
    Sorry – what did you mean by ‘dry’?

  17. EXPOSED July 6, 2010

    EWWW, THE ONE HIT WONDER HAS BEEN HORSE FACE IS BAAACK!! WELL, THEY DO RUN THE KENTUCKY DERBY EVERY YEAR… SHE’S AN EPIC FAIL IN THE US. STAY IN THE UK.

  18. Leona hater July 6, 2010

    exposed u make me life msg me!!! in priv if u get this details on req

  19. HUSHBITCH July 6, 2010

    @EXPOSED … B**** AINT NO1 WANNA READ UR SHITT SO KEEP OUT, UR PROBLY AN UGLY TROLL THAT CAN I ONLY GET AWAY WITH CALLIN PEOPLE UGLY ONLINE HUUH? ITS BED TIME LOVEY!

    LEONA IS A WORLDCLASS ARTIST AS EVERYONE KNOWS, JUST COS THE TREND NOWADAYS IS FOR FULL ON ELECTRO POP DONT MEAN THERES NO ROOM FOR HER, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW WHAT THIS CHICK CAN DO…… PURE BALLADS AND STILL KEEP HERSELF NOTICED ? HUH ? THANK YOU. LEONA’S PROVED HERSELF TO BE THE BEST WHEN IT COMES TO BALLADS AND VOCALS SOO IM GUESSIN A NEW DIRECTION WOULD BE A CHALLANGE ;D

  20. EXPOSED July 6, 2010

    TYPICAL BLAH BLAH BLAH… OBSESSED STANS. DEAL WITH IT, TRUTH!!!

  21. blahblahblah July 6, 2010

    Leona Lewis is about to be on top in ever single country, alllllll over again… With the right material, an up-tempo INCREDIBLE first single I know she can do it… When you do hear her random upbeats like “Outta my head”, “Scene of the crime”, “Danger Made me”, you can really see her potential. The high notes she can hit sound really really good in dance music, and from her performances on the tour it’s evident she is ready to do this… She even turned some of the songs more up-tempo in the tour (“Take a bow”)… It’s going to be sooo exciting to see her on top again because people won’t expect it, then they will hear a smash hit and be like WHOO IS THIS?? Annnnd if the single is good enough it will get tons of publicity because everyone will be like ‘Leona Lewis and her new sound’… soo yaaa I am super excited, and I’m not even a huge fan, I just know this girl has got it!!

  22. Lennox July 6, 2010

    @Richard

    Alexandra Burke has a distinctive sound ? now seriously ?. Her sound is that of a typical plastic ‘pop star’. What makes her different from all the other ‘pop stars’ ? Collaborations with the likes of flo rida and pitbull, armpit adverts ? Generic bubblegum pop ?

    She is a no hit wonder outside of UK.

  23. BENJAMIN July 7, 2010

    She better do a complete 360, sass up her sound, church up her voice, change her hair, or something. Because doesn’t have enough originality right now, which is whats hurting her.

  24. damandemsugar July 7, 2010

    She better start shedding some clothes and getting DIRTY like Beyonce and Lady Gaga and Rihanna if she plans on selling anything in the next album…..the fact is that she is boring, dried up, Mariah Carey from the 90’s and even then Mariah sold records cuz her sound was unique and she sexed up her image. Leona is pretty but thats not enough … she needs to toughen up and sell herself as a product that is what the industry is about. Or by 2011 the World will be saying ….LEONA LEWIS WHO? …. oh that One hit wonder…yeah whatever happened to her…..Lets see some skin Leona !!!! and no more depressing ballads the world is already depressing enough as is no need for you to remind us with another shitty song like Happy…plus when has anything like in the music video for HAPPY ever happened to you? Stop selling rubish. As far as I can see your acting anyways you were probably the MEAN GIRL in school..

  25. damandemsugar July 7, 2010

    Another thing since when did you have blonde hair? dear god you look like some kind of barbie doll … enough of that blonde hair it seems so fake…. and please stop making music video’s that remind us of some sort of ridiculous commercial…that I GOT YOU video made me want to rip my eyes out and eat them for dinner…..hell I probably should have after seeing those enormous flappers you call feet…..why would you take your shoes off in that video knowing you have feet as big as free willy? Dear god you need medical help Leona …and after hearing the song happy you need therapy as well Im assuming!! RETIRE !! for the good of humanity RETIRE….and stop forcing your vegeterian beliefs on the rest of society I will eat chicken, beef and everything else that once breathed air as I please to !!!!!!

  26. Loren July 7, 2010

    Sorry but what i love about Leona Lewis is exactly her personality, she is so unique, her voice is just amazing…

    She does not need to be like xtina, gaga, xtina, and all the whores out there…

    Her album ECHO is just AMAZING!

    by the way, who’s alexandra burke?

  27. AlexanderTG July 7, 2010

    OK compared to Spirit Echo was a flop but its still a flop that’s sold 2 million copies and got to #1 in the UK – let’s face it you could have a pretty successful career if you kept turning out albums with those sales figures. She may be a one hit wonder in the US, but she has had 3 #1s and 2 #2s in the UK – and the vast majority of UK artists manage to have perfectly successful careers without ever having a US hit.

  28. mr.M July 7, 2010

    LOVE Leona

    but Echo was a FLOP

    and the next will be FLOPATION

  29. superking July 23, 2010

    @ALEXANDERTG, You are absolutely spot on here. You spoke facts here. Let haters say what they want coz I know action speaks louder than words. Leona can do any track, whether ballads or uptempo. Personally, if she actually put Outta My Head as a lead single for Echo, I think this would have been a No.1 hit in the UK..its still the most popular track on that album.
    I’m all for change and I know my gal Leona will show them how its done indeed. She is definitely one of the talented artists to come out in the UK in recent years.
    Go Leona and prove ur critics wrong if you are putting changes in her next album..challenges is a great thing indeed

  30. ThatOhioGuy August 12, 2010

    DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN)

    ———————————————————————
    what was Mariah doing in the loving you long time video ?
    Obsessed video ?
    Touch my body video ?
    Up out my face video…….

    flashing her undesirable 50 year old ass and va-jay-jay

    I guess Xtina isnt the only one selling her body…….

    #FUCKINGGROSS
    ———————————————————————

    dude … for one thing Mariah Carey is 40 and she isnt gross … your just a noob poser we wishes that they could even have someone like her, so sit there and respect people in the entertainment business for what they do for there fans.

  31. Phonda May 10, 2011

    I think her next cd,will be better,all her cds are great,i love her I am a big fan,she beautiful,inside
    And out,you go girl,your the best,beautiful voice

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