Artist : Leona Lewis
Genre : Pop,Country
Lyrics : Justin Franks, Brent Kutzle, Leona Lewis
Glassheart is Lewis’ second single, which projects the emotions and fears of a girl who is scared of losing her lover, and scared of breaking her heart, as she compares it to being as fragile as a glass. She speaks her heart out in an attempt to protect her feelings and her heart from breaking. Does it have the desired effect on the listeners? Well, let’s find out.
The throaty, velvety voice of Leona is the soul of the track. A voice so deep and honeyed it just keeps you hooked throughout.The lyrics, though make sense all the while, could have been better to match the rhythm of the song.
Glassheart, a very touchy, feely song reaches out to the broken you, has an uncanny appeal to it. As it speaks the language of the broken heart, it almost makes its way into your heart but fails to stay there. The acoustics complement Lewis’ voice just fine and make it a good listen. The keys have an up-side tempo, which blend perfectly with the grimy rhythm of the song, although the acoustics could have been a little spicier to pep up the song.
Despite its teensy faults, the lyrics are amazingly penned as the emotion of the song is what is being projected more than anything. The song has its purpose and it’s out there just to amaze you with the intensity of its emotions.
Described as ‘unexpectedly rave-y’, it has already garnered a global appeal and critical acclaim because of its rare dub-step transition in the vocals and keys. Compared to Lewis’ first single ‘Collide’, Glassheart is way better. With a voice like that and the lyrical talent, Leona Lewis might just be the next big thing if the progression continues.
Album verdict: Going through a break-up? Just the song for you. Otherwise, listen to it ’cause you might need it later’ and it’s pretty likeable too !