January 25, 2013 9:23

Leona Lewis: 'I would love to work with Alt-J'

X Factor winner shows love for 'An Awesome Wave' band

Leona Lewis: 'I would love to work with Alt-J'

Photo: PA

Leona Lewis has claimed that she would love to work with Mercury Prize winners Alt-J .

The unlikely pair have no plans to collaborate but the former X Factor winner spoke about her feelings for the band in a new interview with Spotify. Discussing her favourite music of the last year, Lewis said, "the one that's got me really recently would be the Alt-J album."

Asked how she became a fan of the band, who released their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' in 2012, Lewis replied: "My boyfriend choreographs a lot of catwalk shows and he was listening to them a lot while he was planning each walk. Naturally, that meant I heard it a lot and it sounded so cool, really vibey. I've been listening to it ever since and I love it."

She added: "I love the sounds, they're so different. The lead singer sounds a bit like the guy from The Temper Trap and it sometimes sounds like he's singing in a strange language. But, of course, he's not."

It was later suggested that Lewis could work with the band on a track or a live duet, to which she replied: "I would love to do that! It would be so different to what I normally do. That would be so much fun."

Alt-J's run of success continued recently when they were nominated for 3 BRIT Awards. The band scored nominations for Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough at the event, which takes place in London this February.

Read More On This Artist

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today