After winning 2006’s British singing competition The X Factor, Leona Lewis has been lucky enough to work with a regular stream of trend setting writers and producers that have help her create a continuous flow of hits music. This has made her transition from debut artist on the brink, to established pop mainstay seemless. Thanks to the slightly delayed release of her Debut album Spirit to north America, she was hardly finished with the momentum of her international smash “Bleeding Love,” before she was ready to release her follow up album Echo which was just released in November. The album’s first single follows the tradition of hit maker involvement. Producer/singer Ryan Tedder returns after co-writing and producing “Bleeding Love” with Jesse McCartney, to write and produce Echo’s lead single “Happy.” The album also includes contributions from other A-listers like Justin Timberlake’s new production team, The Ys, Toby Gadd, (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”-Fergie,”Untouched”-The Veronicas, “If I were a Boy” Beonce) and Cold Plays’ Chris Martin to develop what would become Echo.
Although not everyone’s material was able to make the final track list, the use of “Happy” in movie trailers, along with it’s warm reception from radio has proven to be a the beginning of a successful album. The album’s second single is , “I Got You.” Once again Leona has been able to command nothing but the best. “I Got You” was penned through the combined efforts of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Arnthor Birgisson. While Birsgisson was also responsible for the tracks production, it was likely that it was complimented by the combined experience of Martin and Kotecha, who between the two of them have written for the a diverse array of pop stars. (Katie Perry, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Westlife, and more) Lewis who is managed jointly by Simon Cowell, and Clive Davis have always had an uncanny ability to pair her up with the right handlers, to showcase that wonderful instrument of of a voice that has always allowed her to stand so tall, and do what she does best. Hear “I Got You” and see if you think they were able- to get lightning to strike yet again.
“I Got You”
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