Earlier this fall, Leona Lewis released her third album titled, Glassheart on October 12 and she’s now released the music video for one of the singles from the album called “Lovebird“. The song was co-written by Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), Joshua Coleman and Dr. Luke.
In the video, a stunning Leona sings from inside a giant birdcage (sans wings like in Miley Cyrus’ “Can’t Be Tamed” music video), while in other scenes she sings in front of a wind machine to achieve the “hair blowing in the wind” effect.
According to Wikipedia, the first single from this album was “Collide” (released over a year ago). That being said, the album track listing only has “Collide” listed in an Afrojack remix version on the deluxe edition so that’s a little contradictory. More recently, the second single was released as “Trouble” which featured the sexy Colton Haynes as her love interest in the music video. “Lovebird” is then technically the third single from her Glassheart album. Watch & listen to the music video below.
Leona Lewis is throwing some shade Rihanna and DJ/Producer Calvin Harris’ way. In a recent chat with the Daily Star, Leona claims that she had recorded the single, We Found Love with Harris first before he apparently replaced her with Rihanna.
“I worked with Calvin and we recorded We Found Love. But he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it. I didn’t commit to it because I wanted Trouble to be my [next] single so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna.” She continues, “It was the same version and production but mine’s better.” Oh really…
According to the article, Leona still has the tapes. Should we have a battle?
I have been waiting for this album FOREVER! I have been a big fan of Leona Lewis ever since her triumphant win of the third season of The X Factor in the UK. Her albums Spirit and Echo have made lasting impressions on my album collection and contained some of the most heartfelt and well written songs I’ve even heard. Not to mention, Leona’s vocals kill every single note of the tracks. So, you can imagine my excitement for my girl to release her highly anticipated third album, Glassheart.
The album features twelve tracks for our listening pleasure, a few of which we’ve already heard. A while back, the song Lovebirds had leaked online and I gave you guys a little taste. Then, Leona teamed up with the sexy Colton Haynes for her music video to Trouble. Finally, last month, Lewis debuted the sound of the title track which showed us that Leona isn’t just a park-and-bark vocalist but can really give us soe dance-track realness. Noticeably from the tracklist is her single, Collide.
For tracks I haven’t heard, I’m really feeling Shake You Up which was produced by Darkchild. The track serves up some serious 90′s R&B realness and I cannot wait to hear the full version. I also am digging the Ryan Tedder produced Favorite Scar. I think this album will be a great hit for Leona if she hasn’t lost too many fans along the way with the major delay in getting this album on the shelves. You can pick up your copy of Glassheart on October 15. Give a listen to the album preview below.
During the week of October 3, 1992, Billboard launched its Pop Songs radio airplay chart, gauging the biggest hits on mainstream Top 40 radio. To commemorate the chart’s 20th anniversary, Billboard is counting down the Top 100 Pop Songs on the chart over the past two decades (1992-2012). From rock to country music and everything in between, each genre is represented well in the countdown. That said, you’ll be surprised to know who lands in the Top 10.
Given that it’s a Pop Chart, you’d assume the artists in the above picture would’ve made the upper echelon of the list. Sure Katy Perry, Britney Spears, LMFAO and Adele make the Top 100 cut, but fail to make the Top 10. Instead, the list is occupied mostly by pop-rock ballads with a dance track thrown in for good measure. Even more shocking is who landed the No. 1 slot. Here are a few highlights from the Top 100 Pop Song list, with the Top 10 after that.
Leona Lewis has barely let the bed cool on her newest single, Trouble but already, Leona is dropping a new radio single upon us and I am so glad she chose this one. Leona had performed Glassheart at G.A.Y. last year and the YouTube video had me DYING to have the song released. Finally, the studio version has arrived and it’s even better than I remembered with a seriously sexy dub step breakdown.
“So baby if you love me, let me know
‘Cause everything hurts just like before
You’re about to tear this heart apart
I love you like a glass heart”
On Wednesday night, the track debuted on the Alex James Show on InDemandFM. As the title track for the album (due out October 15 in the UK), I really hope it gets the promo it deserves. This is definitely one of Leona’s strongest uptempo songs to date. Produced by Ryan Tedder and DJ Frank E, the single is a sure-fire hit.
Almost lined up perfectly with the premiere of The X Factor in the US, former X Factor UK winner Leona Lewis is back with a new music video just remind us all why that killer voice of hers won the singing competition in the first place. Donovan actually introduced us to the track about a week ago titled Trouble. This single will serve as the lead-off for her much anticipated album Glassheart due out October 15.
In the music video directed by Raul B. Fernandez, Leona finds a relationship in Teen Wolf star and total hottie, Colton Haynes. Don’t get too attached because things go sideways when Leona catches Colton flirting with another woman during a night out. Things get a little heated and well, Colton finds himself in a little “trouble.” I have to admit, the song is not my favorite from the vocalist. I feel like it’s missing a real powerful chorus, like I Got You had. In saying that though, the video really did help move the track upwards on my own listening charts. Check it out below.
Given that Leona Lewis’ previous attempts to create buzz for her third studio album have failed, perhaps picking a song titled “Trouble” as an official single isn’t the wisest move. It could prove prophetic in the end. If her latest track falls flat, I wonder if Sony will once again push back the long-delayed Glassheart even more. Or will they just dump the X Factor winner from its roster?
There are a few things going in “Trouble’s” favor. One, it’s a ballad that works well with Leona’s vocals. She’s definitely in her element with this type of track. Secondly, nothing says hit more than a song about personal heartbreak. Just ask Adele. Lastly, it was co-written by rising Scottish artist Emeli Sandé. If you haven’t heard of this woman, check her out on YouTube. This woman is a powerhouse. Emeli was absolutely flawless at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics.
Enough of Sandé, let’s get back to “Trouble“. The track was co-produced by Naughty Boy and Fraser T. Smith. American rapper Childish Gambino aka Community’s Donald Glover drops a couple of rap verses. He used Lewis’ recent breakup with longtime boyfriend, Lou Al-Chamma, as inspiration. Listen to Leona’s latest song below.
Leona Lewis fans received the biggest disappointment of 2011 when they discovered her new album Glassheart had been pushed back from it’s November release all the way to March 26 (UK) or March 27 (US). The underwhelming response from her buzz track Collide didn’t assist her either. With infringement charges coming from Avicii and critics being quick to judge Leona’s transition into dance music, 2011 didn’t bode well for her.
Today, a new track has appeared online that has been confirmed to appear on Glassheart and it’s called LoveBirds. While I was looking forward to Leona stepping outside her comfort zone and exploring other music creativity, this track sits comfortably in what Leona does best – power ballads. Her voice is so strong throughout and doesn’t stray too far away from tracks we know and love like Bleeding Love or Better In Time.
So has Leona gone back to the old phrase, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it?” It may seem that way. One of the reasons behind why the album release was pushed back is that Leona had found new inspiration from the album. Leona had teamed up with dance producers like Calvin Harris and RedOne to give the album a bit more pep. But, with the failure of Collide to perform, is she going back to her ballad roots? Give LoveBirds a listen below.