Leona Lewis sought inspiration from Motown for her new album

Leona Lewis sought inspiration from Motown for her new album (1)

Leona Lewis, who recently released her newest album “Christmas, with Love,” revealed that she took inspiration for the album in Motown.

The “One More Sleep” singer revealed in an interview with BANG Showbiz that she grew up listening to soulful, R&B records and wanted to incorporate the old school influence her Christmas album.

Leona shared: “The inspiration for this is very much Motown. When I was first going to record the Christmas album, immediately that’s what came to my mind because those are the kinds of Christmas records that I listened to. We wanted to go Motown, and we did … we went there. It was really fun.”

The 28-year-old Lewis said that she recorded the album earlier this year. She said: “We recorded in summertime. It was so weird because I recorded it in Brighton and I thought, ‘OK, Brighton, it’s summer but you don’t really get a summer in Brighton.’ It’s usually really grim, but it was the sunniest summer Brighton has ever seen! It was a bit bizarre recording at that point.”

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