When Leona Lewis debuted a decade ago, immediate comparisons were drawn between the songbird and legendary diva Mariah Carey.
Beyond their big voices, Lewis’ early material seemed to echo Carey’s earlier offerings.
In the years since, the Londoner’s narrative has taken on a different path and steered away from the big ballads that defined her astronomical ascend.
Now, it’s looking as though Lewis may be returning to said sound. Because she’s currently logging in studio time with the mighty Walter Afanasieff.
The composer is renown for his work with Mimi, crafting classics such ‘Hero’ and ‘Butterfly.’ He’s also proven so popular amongst’s Carey’s Lamb-base that they’ve been campaigning for a reunion between the two.
For now though, he’s working with Ms. Lewis, who confirmed the news recently on Twitter:
Singing with Walter A is like a dream come true, the most incredible pianist/composer/writer/ human ! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/94trzo9v6Q
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) July 4, 2017
It’s not the first time Lewis and Afanasieff have collaborated (see: ‘Here I Am’). However, the timing of this run is rather noteworthy.
Leona, having not fared as well with the underrated ‘I Am,’ is now tasked with staging a “comeback.” And teaming with a talent as respected as Afanasieff is a smart place to start.
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