Leona Lewis Signs To Def Jam, Unveils The Cover Of Fifth LP ‘I Am’
Things are finally coming together for Leona Lewis. The British songbird just signed to Def Jam Records and promptly repped the label on Instagram. She also unveiled the dramatic cover of fifth LP I Am, which finds the diva holding a piece of fabric in a manner that resembles a butterfly spreading its wings. It’s an apt metaphor for an artist that put everything on the line for a creative rebirth.
“For my fifth album I was asked to make a record that would not be true to myself,” Leona told fans in an emotional open letter explaining why she parted ways with Sony. “I’m not sure where I’ll end up but one thing I am certain of is that I’ve stayed true to myself and I’ve followed what my heart says is right.” The 30-year-old will kick off her new era with Toby Gab-penned anthem “Fire (Under My Feet)”. Listen to a preview below and check out her pretty album art.
Leona Lewis’ I Am album cover:
Listen to a preview of “Fire (Under My Feet)”:
The Brit celebrates signing to Def Jam:
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