Leona Lewis’ new single ‘Fire under My Feet’ has had its premiere closely followed by the official music video; watch it in its entirety right here! It’s from the pop music diva’s highly anticipated new album, ‘I Am.’ The anthemic, infectious track signals her comeback.
Yes, the season 3 X Factor UK winner and subsequent international pop music star is back with this new song, which blazes in from nowhere, along with the music video. It’s been quite a while since we last heard from Leona Lewis as her last album, released in 2013, was a Christmas album. Who can forget her rise to fame back in 2008 with her iconic hit ‘Bleeding Love’ which topped the charts in more than two dozen countries around the world and became the bestselling single of that year.
Yes, years later that song is just as haunting as ever, even as Leona Lewis’ music career has had its lags. But now, there is new music to look forward to. ‘Fire under My Feet,’ produced by Toby Gad, is an uptempo, gospel-tinged anthem which reveals Leona Lewis’ signature powerhouse vocals. It had its world premiere on BBC Radio 2 and almost immediately thereafter, the music video had its premiere on VEVO and YouTube where it quickly has begun to go viral.
Directed by Declan Whitebloom, the music video reveals Leona Lewis dancing in a studio in a variety of costumes, one of which makes her a dead-ringer for Lady Gaga in long, Rapunzel-like blond locks. Her image is interspersed with those of several other dancers, including a muscular, shirtless, tattooed man, a woman in a full burka and a a prosthesis-wearing amputee track and field athlete.
The montage speaks of triumph and underscores the rousing lyrics which have such lines as “You can’t put out these flames / You can’t keep me down in my seat.” It won’t be a surprise if we begin to see cover videos of this such as we have with other inspiring anthems, notably Katy Perry’s ‘Roar.’
Leona Lewis herself said of the music video in a Tweet, “It was so much fun making the video and every story behind each person featured is truly inspiring. I hope it inspires you too xx.”
The highly anticipated album, ‘I Am,’ is Leona Lewis’ fifth album and is due out later this year. We can expect to see much more of her in the coming weeks and months, starting with a live appearance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
But in the meantime, check out Leona Lewis’ Fire under My Feet music video below!
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