Leona Lewis: New album inspired by Motown

Leona Lewis says her new album will be inspired by Motown after she had so much fun recording her Motown-tinged Christmas album

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Leona Lewis says her next album will be Motown-inspired.

The 'Bleeding Love' singer is gearing up to make a new record and she says she was heavily influenced by the Motown themes on her new Christmas album, 'Christmas, with Love'.

She told BANG Showbiz: "This year, after the third record, I really wanted to get into a different headspace which is why I did the movie ['Holiday'] and went into '80s mode and then I went into Motown mode on the [Christmas] album. I've been so re-inspired. I'd love to try some more Motown, soul kind of sounds, something very authentic."

The 28-year-old star also revealed she is eager for a collaboration with 'When I Was Your Man' crooner Bruno Mars for the new album, as well as production trio The Smeezingtons - the group Bruno is part of with Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence.

She said: "I'd love to work with The Smeezingtons, I'd really love to work with Bruno Mars at some point. I want to see where I feel like I want to go next but that'll be in the New Year."

Leona's album 'Christmas, with Love' is out now.

Leona Lewis

The big voiced X-Factor winner from a few years back returns to the stage. Expect big ballads and pop R&B including the absolutely colossal 'Bleeding Love'.

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