Public pressure forces record label U-turn

Leona Lewis will release her cover of Snow Patrol‘s ‘Run’ as a single – after her record company were forced to give into public pressure.

Lewis’ label Sony BMG initially refused to release ‘Run’ as a single, instead making it available on a reissue of her 2007 debut album, ‘Spirit’.

The song had been introduced by presenter Dermot O’Leary as “her next single” when she performed it on ‘The X Factor’ earlier this month – and fans reacted badly when it was revealed that it would not be released as a single.

Now the decision has been reversed, the track will be available as a download from Sunday (November 30), reports The Sun.

The newspaper quotes an anonymous source as saying, “Chiefs were stunned by the reaction. They’ve finally seen sense and bowed to pressure.”

To hear Lewis‘ version of ‘Run’ – as well our Top 10 Cover Versions That Miss The Point, head to the NME Video Blog.