I AM, Lewis’s fifth studio album and first on Def Jam Recordings, will be released September 11th and is available now for preorder at all digital retailers. Pre-ordered versions of the album will include 5 exclusive IG tracks: “Fire Under My Feet,” “I Am,” “Thunder,” “Another Love Song,” and “Power.”
The video for “Thunder,” produced and directed by Sarah McColgan (Miguel, Aloe Blacc, Luke James), was shot in Los Angeles and embodies the song’s themes of navigating life’s highs and lows and as Lewis says, “…falling but always getting back up.” Watch the full video now at Cosmopolitan.com.
On the single “Thunder,” Lewis declares, “I’m coming back with the thunder,” and there couldn’t be a more apropos metaphor for her latest body of work. Co-produced by hitmaker Toby Gad (credits: John Legend, One Direction, Beyoncé), I AM also features a collaboration with iconic Academy Award®-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Diane Warren. Lewis has shared with fans that she looked within and bared her soul on the confessional and very personal album which explores her own highs and lows over the past few years.
Lewis returns to the global stage with her highly anticipated new studio album as well as an inspiring message of empowerment, an issue which is very close to the artist’s heart. In June Lewis launched her own empowerment initiative – #IAMEMPOWERED – which invites fans to share personal stories, quotes, pictures or anything that they feel will inspire empowerment in others. This theme of empowerment pervades I AM, and Lewis’s ongoing initiative continues to engage and inspire fans worldwide.
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Leona Lewis’s instantly recognizable mezzo-soprano voice solidified her as the “best-selling act to emerge from The X Factor,” garnered her a total of seven BRIT Award nominations and three Grammy Award nominations, and made the quadruple-platinum hit “Bleeding Love” the “best-selling digital song of 2008 in the US.” Among her many accolades, Lewis made history stateside by becoming the “First UK female solo artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200,” while the critically celebrated singer-songwriter’s worldwide sales surpass 20 million albums to date. I Am, out September 11, 2015 on Def Jam Records, is Lewis’s 5thstudio album and her first release with Def Jam Recordings. In tandem with the record’s release, she launched her “I Am Empowered” campaign. Across all social media platforms, she urges fans to post their own tales of personal triumph, inspiration, instances of paying it forward, and more using the hashtag #IAMEMPOWERED.