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14th Apr 2015

Leona Lewis Hits Out At Simon Cowell on New Album?!

She left Syco for Island Records last year

Rebecca McKnight

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Leona Lewis might have described her time at Syco at “incredible” but some of the lyrics on her new album suggest otherwise.

According to reports the singer, who won X Factor back in 2006 before going on to have a string of hits including A Moment Like This and Bleeding Love, hits out at her former record label and Simon Cowell in her new songs.

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The singer is working on her new album.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “It’s no exaggeration to say that Leona was driven to the depths of despair by the end of her time signed to Syco.

“Some of the lyrics sound as if she’s talking about a break-up from a boyfriend, but they’re actually about leaving Simon.

“It had huge impact on her life and for the first time she’s not scared to say what she thinks through her music.”

Leona’s first single (video via YouTube).

The insider added: “Simon and Syco wanted to have full control of her music, but Island have let her call the shots… Leona doesn’t want to slag anyone off in interviews or on the telly – she wants to let the music do the talking.”

Last year Leona revealed that she was leaving Syco to join Island Records. At the time she said: “To me Island has always been a label where artists can really flourish and are encouraged to express themselves.”