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Exclusive: Leona Lewis discusses new tracks at Hackney Weekend

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Leona Lewis has given details on two upcoming tracks to Digital Spy at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend.

Lewis performed 'Come Alive' at the festival earlier today (June 23). The song marks a departure from much of her recent work, and the singer was able to give us some information on the origins of the track.

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend: Leona Lewiss

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"It's by me and Fraser T Smith. We wanted to do an uptempo song, but for it to remain true to what I do. We added a tiny bit of dubstep and drum and bass and just rocked it."

When asked whether the track is a good indication of the rest of the album, she responded: "It's definitely a piece of it, but there's much more quiet-sounding instrumentals. The album is a good mixture of programmed synths and live music."

The Hackney native also confirmed that new single 'Trouble' will be out in October, with third album Glassheart out the same month.

Photo gallery - Hackney Weekend in pictures:
'Trouble' is written by Emeli Sandé, and Lewis said that their musical partnership has been a rewarding one, commenting: "['Trouble' is] very deep and has amazing lyrics that are from the heart. It was great collaborating with Emeli because she really gets where I come from."

The X Factor UK winner performed this morning to large crowds at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, which more than 100,000 people are expected to attend.

Watch Leona Lewis perform at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend below:

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