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Leon Jackson 'develops new sound'

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Leon Jackson 'develops new sound'

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Leon Jackson has revealed plans to move away from his jazz sound to more guitar-led music.

The former X Factor winner told the Daily Record that he is happy to be working with "amazing" musicians, including Paolo Nutini co-writer Jim Duguid.

Jackson said: "I've been developing myself as a musician. I'm keen to show the transition and let everyone see that this is Leon Jackson now.

"I am switching genres a bit and moving from old-fashioned jazz to the singer-songwriter I love."

He added: "I love to sing in a style that's raw and bare. When I create a song on the guitar, it is honest and real.

"I wasn't able to show these songs after winning X Factor because they were not well enough known."

Jackson was forced to cut back on the scale of his tour after he was dropped by his record label Sony.

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