Leona Lewis Studio Session: Watch 'One More Sleep' Performance and Q&A
The British songstress stopped by for a pair of holiday performances before discussing her next full-length.
Leona Lewis has been getting in the holiday spirit lately: her debut Christmas album, "Christmas, With Love," arrived earlier this month through Syco/RCA Records, and on Thursday night (Dec. 19), the U.K. singer will bring her festive new single "One More Sleep" to the "X Factor" finale. Earlier this month, Lewis brought the song -- as well as a few backup vocalists and some cheerful choreography -- to the Billboard studios in New York for a performance and Q&A about "Christmas, With Love." Watch "One More Sleep" below:
Along with being her first holiday effort, "Christmas, With Love" represents the "Bleeding Love's" first foray into Motown music. The singer talked to Billboard about exploring that world further on her next studio album:
"With Motown, it's been so present in my upbringing and my musical background, but I had never done a studio recording of it," Lewis explains. "I think that we got that across in the recordings, with all the live sounds, the brass section and the hugeness of it. And it came together really quickly -- we got in the studio in the summer and just had an amazing time recording. I think that I would really like to take it into the next studio recording."
Watch the full video interview to hear an update on Lewis' next studio album, her dream collaborator and what 2013 albums were among her favorites. And watch a bonus performance -- this time, a lovely spin on "Winter Wonderland" -- below: