New Song: Leona – ‘Collide’

Moments ago, Leona Lewis‘ latest single ‘Collide’ surfaced online. Lifted from her upcoming album which is set for a November release, a visual for the song is expected in coming weeks.

Check it out below…

Whilst this release is a far and brave cry from the Contemporary Pop Ballad sound she spent years at the heart of, ‘Collide’ unfortunately sees Ms. Lewis land on creative ground that she is possibly not suited for.

For despite the easy to learn melody and its unimposing production value, one cannot help but to assume that this song is a vague attempt to capitalize on the Electro Dance craze that has swept the charts.

The far younger and inexperienced  sister of Katy Perry‘s ‘Firework’, ‘Collide’s lyrics may be regarded by some as straight to the point, whilst to others shamelessly basic.

Here’s to hoping it’s follow up single does more to aid her upcoming LP which many have high hopes for.

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  1. Breeze July 15, 2011

    I like leona.. but I think this has to grow on me

  2. okidoki July 15, 2011

    basic. its ok…nothing special, if she had a personality it might make sense, but she cant dance and is a very dull performer, not sure how she would carry this songs off and make it a hit?….

  3. truciebedford July 15, 2011

    I’m feelin it! nice uptempo track!

  4. Aaron July 15, 2011

    i need to listen to it more. But it’s good to hear something mid-tempo from her. It’s not really up-tempo, i can’t picture dancing to this in a club.

  5. Faye July 15, 2011

    Awful shes better than this, the song is really bad to me, she needs to stick to the ballads, also I hate her new look that hair is way too harsh for her face and its obvious that shes had a nose job, another one sucked up in the Hollywood world shame really I perfered the old Leona

  6. kimberly July 15, 2011

    lawd hammercy, I don’t even know if I like that song. leona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Danitykiwi July 15, 2011

    She is really taking the positive response of “Out of My Head” from Echo and trying to capitalize on it. I hope the album features more soulful ballads though.
    That’s the Leona I love.

  8. sleazt July 15, 2011

    The song is good its not bad and the lyrics is better than fireworks pls no one feels like a Plastic bag anyway she done electro dance on echo to

  9. MarQuinn July 15, 2011

    i like this song. simple. but pretty. at least she is whining over bleeding love or getting better. its a different song for her. #likesalot

  10. Mike July 15, 2011

    I actually love it. It took a couple listens but I think it really suits her vocals. And her releasing another ballad just wouldn’t have worked tbh. This song is already getting it’s first US Spin on Kiss FM Today, which is great for someone who hasn’t had a hit here in 3 years.

    I’m sure she’ll have ballads and different types of song for the rest of the album.

  11. Mike July 15, 2011

    And it’s getting a great response for the general public. The afro-jack remix is SICK too.

  12. Hermione fierce granger July 15, 2011

    I love her but this song is boring!!Sorry Leona

  13. aaaaaaaaaaaaaah July 15, 2011

    who is doing the editing these days????? stop over using the word “sonic” its so irritating!!!

  14. Misty Jean July 15, 2011

    I like anything she sings, but she needs Whitney Houston type songs, not teen dance/pop. Dance/Electro/Euro..whatevers… is just a fad…

  15. tjack25 July 15, 2011

    Like seriously…. who is Leona’s audience?? She has the pipes but she has always been such a bore to me.

  16. Romeo July 15, 2011

    This song is not that great. Too bad for Leona, she has an amazing voice she’s just…BORING! With a beat like that and lyrics written that well…her voice just brings it DOWNNN!

  17. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 15, 2011

    There is no evolution there.This sounds similar to ‘Out Of My Head’ and it wouldn’t sound out of place in ‘Spirit’.It falls short on every single level.I was genuinely excited about her comeback, but calling it underwhelming would be an understatement tbh.It’s rather awful

  18. CrackCoke July 15, 2011

    This starts off really good then by the chorus it gets blaaaand
    ‘Outta my head’ is definitely much better and felt more natural esp with the lyrics.
    I hear a bit of ‘Firework’ in there too.

  19. CrackCoke July 15, 2011

    @ROMEO

    I agree. I feel like the song would be much better if sang by someone else.
    Her voice is really what brings down the chorus. Her held notes are just blaaah. Like I could actually hear Celine Dion or old Whitney blowing this out of the water since their voices have s much personality as well as power.
    And it’s funny that people were saying she would’ve been better suited for ‘Firework’ when in reality it would not have worked at all.

  20. Bojan July 15, 2011

    It’s a grower guys, just give it a chance and find Afrojack remix, it’s great. Summer hit!

  21. Catepillar-man July 15, 2011

    Amazing song. 10 replays later and I am obsessed!!!

  22. GagaStan July 15, 2011

    This didn’t surface ‘moments ago’ this has been out for at least 5hrs

  23. MaZ July 15, 2011

    Are you kidding?? Radio Hit written all over it.

    She just needs the right director and video to ensure it @ N°1 spot.

  24. Poisonous July 15, 2011

    Adele is boring, Not Leona

  25. Gus July 15, 2011

    Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Ashley July 15, 2011

    Even if this song isn’t a hit, which I think it will be; it isnt the end of the world. She can always go back to what she does best for her second song! I think mainly the advertising has to be better. If the wanted can get a number one, then this song can!

  27. ITSVERYPERRY July 15, 2011

    well its definitely different different. but what makes it special is the structure of the song is not like any other pop song..its different and refreshing! THANK GOD the vocals r still there even though its not a ballad. i love it actually…although its a song that needs to grow on me more…but i love that its different in an artistic way!

  28. Kellymotivation July 15, 2011

    She is very beautiful but THIS WOMAN BORES ME TO DEATH…

    #I just can’t

  29. SWEETY NATALIE July 15, 2011

    I love this. It’s so amazing! This is the side of Leona I was waiting for; The Dance Diva. This is my summer anthem.

  30. YOOSONDALOOSE July 15, 2011

    Love this track!
    Love Leona!
    Cannot wait for her next album!

  31. Prince&Queen Bey July 15, 2011

    After 4 listens, I’m HOOKED!! I LOVE IT! I don’t hear “Outta My Head” in this song no where…but im still alil pissed she didn’t pay any any attention to “Outta My Head” ooohh that song is EVERYTHING!!

    This song gives me “Smash Into You”and “Firework” with a touch of “Only Girl”.
    Something about Leona vocals gives me so much LIFE!!!!!!!!!

  32. dale_23 July 15, 2011

    I agree about the song, but at the same time, its not like Katy Perry’s “Firework” was THAT much more “mature & experienced”, in terms of how u described it.

    “Firework” saw Katy singing in a similar, corny ass, head-tilting-from-left-to-right, melody in its main verses as this one, but the beat all together was just a bit more exhilarating.

    THAT’S ALL.

  33. junior July 15, 2011

    its ok i mean my thing if your gonna do the electro pop thing at least switch it up some make tit uniqe in a way not jsut your typical pop song but its cool but i love her balleds more then anythig

  34. dale_23 July 15, 2011

    AND TO WHOEVER SAID THIS SONG GIVES YOU A HINT OF “SMASH INTO YOU” BY BEYONCE JUST BECAUSE OF 1 OR TWO LYRICS………

    GO FIND SOMEWHERE AND SIT DOWN.

  35. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN July 15, 2011

    Sounds alright.

  36. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-Bahamas♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ July 15, 2011

    @GAGASTAN

    You know how this site goes. LOL. People knew the song was premiering 11:30 EDT!

  37. BitchPlease July 15, 2011

    This is nothing but a bunch of noise in my ears. Can these singers sing songs without over doing it over hard drums, screaming calling it singing.

  38. João July 15, 2011

    Portugal loves this <3

  39. KAT DELUNA FAN July 15, 2011

    I like it
    good luck

  40. leonaweb July 15, 2011

    I LOVE THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    SHES AMAZING

  41. Robier July 15, 2011

    wtf

  42. imgunnacheckuboo July 15, 2011

    Boring and Basic as usual.

    This h** actually had me thinking she was about to turn it up. smh, Guess I’ll know better next time.

  43. July 15, 2011

    Boring

  44. TIMMI July 15, 2011

    I like it. The vocals, particularly in the chorus, definitely give the song it’s life. If anyone else was singing this it would just be another typical pop, radio, dance track.

    I STILL think Leona needs to come harder though. I don’t want her to see the same fate the other X-Factor contestants normally see.. . This album needs to SLAY, period.

  45. JJ July 15, 2011

    [b]Quite boring for a party song[/b]

  46. JJ July 15, 2011

    Bold not working?

    [b] Fail [/b}

  47. JJ July 15, 2011

    Bold not working?

    [b] Fail [/b]

  48. Liz July 15, 2011

    At first i was feeling the song at all but after a few listens i really LOVE it!
    Definitely a hit!!!
    Leona looks gorgeous!

  49. 0123 July 15, 2011

    Pathetic. Another midtempo balladeer trying to come out with a silly “dance” song for the ADD generation. Even though it’s not like Leona has an audience she’s betraying, but she’s still sad for going this route. It reeks of desperation.

  50. TALENT + SOUL = KING BEY-QUEEN ADELE-EMPRSS JILL July 15, 2011

    WELL…….

    THE SONG ISN’T BAD, BUT JUDGING BY THE PRODUCTION QUALITY OF THE SONG, IT COULD HAVE BEEN #MUCH BETTER#…….

    AS FOR IT BEING A RADIO HIT – A. IT’S TOO SLOW!!! AS FOR THE COMPARISONS OF KATY PERRY’S “FIREWORK”, THEY SOUND NOTHING ALIKE – FIREWORK WAS A POP-ROCK, ELECTRO-POP INFUSED SONG, THIS JUST SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER AVERAGE POP SONG (WITH DANCE INFLUENCES) THATS GOING TO BE RELEASED THIS YEAR!!!

    SIDENOTE: NOT EVERY “HIT” PRODUCER CAN PRODUCE A “HIT”…….

  51. hella July 15, 2011

    The piano sample is from ‘Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile’. It’s such a classic!

    I’m not a Leona fan, but this is her best song. This will definitely be a hit if it gets the right promotion. I prefer the original orchestra version, though.

  52. VA STAND UP!! July 15, 2011

    Um….I really like Leona I love her vocals, but this is quite boring. Even though it is uptempo it’s still just so…blah! Her voice sounds so dull & lifeless. I’m glad she decided to do a new sounds & not a typical ballad like she usually does, but this was really disappointed!

    It sucks that someone with a voice like hers can’t find music that suits her sounds & showcases her vocals. She really should be more successful than what she is.

    Am I the only one who thinks she sounds like she is trying ot hide her accent when she sings? Is it just me?

  53. Rosie July 16, 2011

    not liking it.

  54. realnes101 July 16, 2011

    Leona will be back on US radio with this song…that what Cowell/Sony/RCA wants…XFactor will push it top the top or near it…

  55. Aryo July 16, 2011

    omg, this is just so good
    if ppl liked firework and made it a #1 hit, collide can be a big hit too

  56. Aryo July 16, 2011

    i just read some where that leona lewis is going to perform on X FATOR US as one of the very first performers on the show!

  57. Aryo July 16, 2011

    the only bad thing about collide is its production, who produced it?

  58. JimmyBoy July 16, 2011

    sounds like a Kelly Clarkson cast off. Her talent is far too good for this xx

  59. lola July 16, 2011

    OMG! That sounds like a bunch of noise. WTH is this mess? All she’s doing is yelling at the top of her lungs and this track is confused. It doesn’t know if it wants to be a ballad or up-tempo. It’s time for her to hang it up. I always thought she was an amazing singer and had beautiful, meaning ballads, but now she sucks. She also changed her ways. She used to be so reserved and now she’s reading Madonna’s s** books and getting drunk (something she looked down on). What a damn hypocrite? I liked how reserved and natural she was. It now seems like she’s forcing herself to be like everybody else and you know what, she’s still boring and she’s ugly. She looks like a drag queen.

  60. YeaBey July 16, 2011

    This is NOT THE BUSINESS….She is a talented singer….This is just a MAJOR disappointment…The Pre- Chorus is ugh! and the song is NOT catchy its very repetitive…Firework shits all over this and I’m not a Katy Perry Fan!

  61. mel July 16, 2011

    CRAP she should stick to the ballads thats what shes good at

  62. nice_gurl July 16, 2011

    She should not try and turn to dance songs. Ballads is what she’s good at and we dont need any more dance songs.

  63. MaZ July 16, 2011

    GO LEONA!

  64. MONTE July 16, 2011

    OMG…NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LEONA!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS…THERE MAY NOT BE A MARKET FOR YOUR SOUND BUT TRUE LOVERS OF MUSIC LOVE YOU IN THE BALLADS…THIS IS NOT FOR YOU

  65. tweetypiebabe1 July 16, 2011

    Eh, I’m really not sure about the song. The beat’s ok but she could still do so much more. It just doesn’t suit her to me. Who knows it might grow on me but I’m not rushing to add it to my itunes any time soon.

  66. Leila July 18, 2011

    This beat is from AVICII!!!! fade into darkness… F**** Copy!!! She should not sing electro but only balads I think, it’s better for her voice.

  67. that_lala July 18, 2011

    it barely sounds like her..she has the voice,but it takes great songs to accomplish success..she needs better writers and producers.almost reminds me of Beyonce’s Smash into you

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