LEONA LEWIS TO GO DUBSTEP?
First it was Britney, now it seems that Britain’s sweetheart, Leona Lewis, is to turn her attentions to Dubstep in her long awaited return to the charts. Having been virtually […]
First it was Britney, now it seems that Britain’s sweetheart, Leona Lewis, is to turn her attentions to Dubstep in her long awaited return to the charts.
Having been virtually anonymous from the music scene since 2009, choosing touring and plotting world domination over recording new music, it would seem that the 25 year old has fallen behind fellow divas Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Initially bizarre, this could be the change to revolutionise Lewis’ career, putting her neck and neck with her previously mentioned rivals. After all, you only have to look at the lagging careers of fellow ballad-belters Whitney Housten and Mariah Carey to realise that regularly hitting 80 decibels just isn’t enough to survive in the dog-eat-dog world of pop music.
“Simon Cowell’s Syco team have asked songwriters to hand them dubstep and dance tracks with traditional lyrics for the X Factor winner,” a source told Heatworld. “And they’ve specifically stated ‘no ballads'” they added.
Lewis will undoubtedly be criticised for ripping off Swedish Idol winner and one hit wonder, Agnes Carlsson, in a craze where any song sounding remotely similar to another results in a lawsuit- Just ask Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas. The Swede’s 2009 hit Release Me made fans and critics crave for Lewis to break out of the Simon Cowell ballad merry-go-round and emulate Agnes’ successful combination of a powerful voice with dance music.
Lewis’ soon to be eagerly awaited mixture of soulful vocal chords and heart touching lyrics, together with a massively dirty dubstep drop, would do well to gently raise the profile of the growing genre into a music scene dominated by RnB acts sucking the life out of David Guetta.