Leona Lewis vows to improve on next album

Posted on Dec 3 2013 - 9:07am by Anne Smith

Leona Lewis has said that she would like her fourth full studio album to perform better than her third – which failed to replicate the sales of her earlier work.

The 2006 X Factor winner set the world on fire with her debut collection Spirit, and also shifted an impressive number of records when it came to her second album Echo.

However, last year’s Glassheart failed to give her a hat-trick of chart-toppers, despite critical acclaim and a hugely enthusiastic response from her core fanbase.

Leona Lewis is aiming high (PR)

Leona Lewis is aiming high (PR)

Speaking one year on, and on of the release of her first Christmas album, Leona has said that she wants to do better with her fourth ‘regular’ LP, which is due for release in 2014.

She told Digital Spy:

“After bringing out the album, I think a lot of people were like, ‘Are you releasing everywhere?’, ‘Where are you releasing?’, ‘What’s happening?’ But when I recorded Glassheart, I recorded it all in the UK and it was our intention to just release it here – and that’s what we did.

“Then I released it in Europe as well, and after that I got to tour in Europe, which I’ve never done before so, even though it would have been amazing to have a global release, it allowed me to actually concentrate on Europe where I’ve never toured before.”

She added: ”

At the end of the day, as an artist, I want to tour. I want to go and do as many live shows as possible and, in a way, it was a good thing because it allowed me to do that. But yeah, for me, I want to better everything. Everything has to be better, so that’s kind of my intention.”

Asked if she felt under pressure to match the high bar set by her early work, she responded:

“Well that’s the thing. The first album just blew up everywhere, so then people are always anticipating and it’s like, ‘What’s she gonna do next?’ To me, Glassheart did amazingly well. It didn’t do as well as my first album, but it still did amazingly, and that’s what matters to me. As long as it’s getting to the people.

“It’s about being able to do what I love and do my live show and go to Europe and go to places I’ve never been before, and that kind of is what counts to me. And I’m hoping that I’m going to be an artist that can have a long career. Not just a quick one and then gone, so you have to build on that.”

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