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.

5 comments:

Mary said...

I don't turn on VH1 very often, usually for about 5 minutes in the morning while eating breakfast. It's right before work, so I can't linger. I swear, every time I turn on VH1, I see Leona's video. I'm not sure what to make of her based on it, except that I think her face is too perfectly made up, giving it the effect of plasticity. Musically, I'll have to hear more of her before I decide whether I like her.

Anonymous said...

Here she is singing 'Run', by 'Snow Patrol', LIVE on BBC Radio...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7r2ApESN4

I like her.

Reeva*Dubois said...

Thanks "Anonymous"

Loved it! Color me converted!

Erin G said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's totally obsessed with Henry.

I do NOT like the new Mariah song. I want to run my car into a tree everytime she sings "I will hunt you down" in such a cheerful voice. I WANTED to watch the video, since you said it was funny, but it was making me angry and vicious, so I couldn't get through it. :(

Reeva*Dubois said...

Erin, I can't believe Mariah causes such a visceral reaction within you. She would be devastated.