The club sound didn't work for Leona Lewis, neither did the edgier, British inspired sound found on Trouble. So what direction does Leona turn in now for the third single from Glassheart? Back to (safer) pastures already traversed, of course !
New single Lovebird is ballad that has "classic" Leona written all over it. I'm not a fan of it, but it should resonate with those who haven't yet got their heads around her recent attempts at a new musical direction. It will also keep fans of her original sound appeased, and assure them she isn't leaving them behind. Besides, it's winter: what better season to release a ballad.
Performing the track live on Daybreak, the Diva gave a slightly less polished performance than usual; but as her "usual" is pretty close to perfection, that's definitely not an insult. Singers are renowned for hating early morning showings- because of the negative affect it has on their voice-so I think it was probably the time of day, rather than her voice itself, which was the problem.
Also, LOL at whatshisfacefromxfactor calling Leona Lewis a "beautiful seahorse" before she sang!! Maybe that's what put her off!