Leona Lewis missed out on a Brit again this year, but more striking than her loss to Lily Allen for the 'British Female' prize was the singer's complete absence from any other category. Neither her album Echo nor its lead single 'Happy' were able to snag a nomination, despite the likes of 'Mama Do' and 'The Climb' getting a nod. Could it be that for all her undoubtable vocal prowess, Lewis just isn't getting the necessary support from the backroom boys and girls?
On the evidence of 'I Got You', it's definitely a possibility. That voice we fell in love with is still there, effortlessly slinking through the fragile verses and belting out the chorus with gusto, and there's definitely something endearing about the stark simplicity of the lyrics. Sadly though, and despite Lewis really putting in the effort, the production and melody don't do enough to distinguish the song from countless other MOR pop ballads of recent years. Her name and her voice will catapult this some way up the charts, but Lewis should start looking for some more adventurous collaborators if she wants her music to have the zing that her talent really deserves.
> Click here to read our review of Echo