This November, after what seems like an eternity, Leona will release her third studio album ‘Glassheart‘.
With confirmed production from Emeli Sande, Will.I.Am and Sandy Vee, the project’s sound- much like Lewis’ career- following reports the star was taking a more upbeat route for the project, a far cry from her previous studio efforts.
Now, in what serves as basis for these reports, Calvin Harris has signed onto to work the LP, months after rocketing to #1 with Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’.
Seattle Weekly explains:
In the US, the Scottish DJ, producer and songwriter Harris is best known for ‘We Found Love’, the monster smash he created for Rihanna that’s still sitting way up there on the Billboard charts after 21 weeks.
More recently, he contributed a track called ‘You’ve Messed Up’ to Leona Lewis’ upcoming third record, ‘Glassheart’.
Harris’ solo work is better known in his native UK; he’s released two records and is currently working on a third, about which little is known–no title or firm release date–other than that it will include his collaboration with Kelis, ‘Bounce’, as well as ‘Feel So Close’. ‘
Though we’re sure ‘Messed Up’ sounds great, we’re not sure why Lewis is embracing Dance when the Adult Contemporary market is where she should be heading.
Because- and forgive us for this lazy comparison- if anybody is to join Adele in flying the flag for ballads it is Lewis, especially now that the Hot 100 is saturated with club-centric lullaby’s that do nothing for the LPs they are in support of.