Fresh from her show-stopping appearance on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, Fleur East drops her eagerly awaited new single, ‘Count The Ways’ – an infectious and irresistible slice of soulful, funk inspired pop that sees the electrifying performer relish in her reclaiming her power following the breakdown of a relationship.
Released via her own label Platinum East, and distributed by INgrooves, the ‘Sax’ singer says of the track: “‘Count The Ways’ is all about putting a spin on listing the things that you love about a person and it flips that narrative – it’s listing the ways that somebody lost you. It’s quite a playful take on ending a relationship and talking to that person that hurt you from a position where you don’t have any pain left, from a position of power.”
“It’s quite tongue in cheek, but also from real, real emotion. I love it because it’s a lot more mature and is very musical. Matt Prime produced the song and I wrote it. It all came together, very quickly. In a matter of a couple of hours, really. I just felt so inspired as soon as I heard him playing instruments and I was just like yeah, this is it.”
Listen to ‘Count The Ways’ below:
Keen to build up the buzz surrounding the release of ‘Count The Ways’, Fleur will take to the stage at Union Chapel in London next month, where along with performing previous single releases ’Sax’, ‘More & More’, ‘Favourite Thing’, and ‘Size’, she will debut new material!
Tickets for the show on Thursday, March 16th 2023 are on-sale now.
Reflecting on her career thus far, the former X Factor contest says: “I’m really excited to be releasing new music. The last body of work I released was my album ‘Fearless’, which was my first independent album since leaving Syco in 2020. It was shortly after my dad passed away and just at the time that the pandemic came into our lives, and everyone went into lockdown, so I had to cancel my tour, I had to cancel all my promo, I had to cancel everything. It was such a shame that it was released at that time, and it was really difficult. Since then, and since losing my dad, I’m just finding my stride again and getting back into music.”
“I started writing this year and I just felt so inspired and everything just came back to me. It’s been a while since I’ve done my own live show and I absolutely love performing. After being on Strictly every weekend, the buzz of performing came back. I absolutely love it, and I can’t wait for people to hear this new music. It’s coming from a different place, it’s a lot more mature – it comes from a real place.”
“Music is my first love, and it always has been. Although I do presenting, fitness, and lots of other different things, music is my number one love and I always feel quite vulnerable sharing my music with everybody because it’s really a deep part of me. So I always feel a bit exposed when I share music with everybody, but I just feel like I’m in a place now where I’m ready for everyone to hear it.”
‘Count The Ways’ is available to download / stream now