We are betting this song has slipped under your radar this week, and to be fair we aren’t really surprised that it has; however, this is a track you need to listen to right now! Alexandra Burke has officially returned to the music industry with this addicting new song, “Shadow”, which is the first single to be released from her forthcoming third studio album, titled The Truth Is.
The song is her first single in four years, following up her 2014 non-album single “Where Do Hearts Go”. As for her third studio album, it follows up her 2012 LP Heartbreak On Hold. Has it really been that long since she has released a collection of tracks? We are shocked.
Alexandra Burke made her name by winning the fifth series of The X Factor – she isn’t the only contestant from that series releasing new music this week, Ruth Lorenzo dropped “Loveaholic“. Alexandra Burke was the comeback contestant, having already been eliminated in the third series at Judge’s Houses. She’s had a bunch of hit singles but her second album underperformed and so did the songs from that respective LP. In 2014, she replaced Beverley Knight’s role in The Bodyguard as the lead character, Rachel Marron; later touring with the production in the following two years. Then, she started a 12-month residency, in 2016, as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act The Musical.
Just last year, she competed in Strictly Come Dancing in its 15th series, where she was partnered with Gorka Márquez; they came second, just behind Joe McFadden. She also signed a record deal with Decca Records, in that year; and, now we have this amazing “Shadow” single. It was written by Paul Meehan, Josh Breaks, and Reign Write.
Listen To Alexandra Burke’s New Single “Shadow” Here:
The song is full of all those R&B pop vibes we have been missing from the music industry in recent years. There’s a full wave of superstars and ex-contestants of The X Factor and The Voice UK who are really delving deep into R&B and refreshing it for today’s market, and “Shadow” by Alexandra Burke will no doubt be one that helps to push this genre back into the mainstream.
It’s completely great to hear her vocals again, stunning us and proving why she deserved the crown during her series of The X Factor. She has this infectious vibe in her voice that we just can’t help but fall in love with. We sure hope she releases a music video for the track so that the song can truly shine.
“Shadow” is available to download and stream right now through Decca Records. It is the first single from her upcoming third studio album, The Truth Is, which is set to be released on 16 March 2018.