Sunday, March 16, 2008
Leona Lewis, Bleeding Love
I'm in a just-for-the-heck-of-it kind of mood tonight, so I thought I would share one of the songs I've been humming to myself lately.
If you don't know her, her name is Leona Lewis, and she's one of those Reality TV singing competition winners. Specifically, she won "The X Factor" which is just like "Pop Idol" (the British forerunner to "American Idol", btw). Now, Reality TV winners are hit or miss for me. I positively adore Kelly Clarkson, but most of the others... not so much. With the exception of Carrie Underwood's debut, most of the albums I've purchased have been disappointing, to say the least. But this young lady comes highly recommended; she has been compared to artists like Mariah and Whitney and Celine. That's some serious praise right there. And what goes best with high praise? High pressure... and not just because they alliterate.
This single, Bleeding Love has done, like, obscenely well across the pond, and the industry expects her to do just as well over here when her album, entitled Spirit, drops on April 8. I wish her first single showed off her alleged vocal abilities - I mean, I'll need proof before I'll believe she's the next Mariah - but I DO like the song. A lot.