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Old 17-12-2012, 12:58
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..In order to have a smash hit single!??

TROUBLE & LOVEBIRD aren't exactly gonna be singles of the year now are they!?

What does she have to do?
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Old 17-12-2012, 13:04
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release glassheart
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Old 17-12-2012, 13:24
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Get rid of Sycrap
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Old 17-12-2012, 13:53
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Roll onto album 4.
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Old 17-12-2012, 14:13
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Panto?
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Old 17-12-2012, 14:17
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Release Glassheart
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Old 17-12-2012, 14:30
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Get down her local Jobcentre Plus.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:16
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Glassheart Internationally (Lead Single in the US) with an amazingly artsy/dark/sweet undertones video.

I always imagined a Paparazzi type video for it. Her and her boyfriend alone in a mansion playing out some twisted love game, with him constantly breaking her heart, and her turning dark from not having a heart.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:31
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The damage has been done with this album. They should've released Glassheart followed by Come Alive to show some progression from her as an artist. Unless they can secure a payola deal with Capital/Radio 1 to spin Glassheart as a 3rd single, they may aswell start recording album #4 and continue promoting Glassheart in other territories.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:48
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I'm still pretty pissed with how this album has been handled. Such a mess.

Honestly, there are only 3 songs worthy of single release from the album here on out - Glassheart, Come Alive & Sugar. So if they release Glassheart next and it gets a good reception, i'd say follow it up with Come Alive. If the next single doesn't do anything for her then I'd rather she moved onto album #4. Usually i'm against this kind of thing because of her team dashing Echo so quickly (which imo had a lot of great songs that could have been released) but it's clear the album won't continue to go anyway, at least in the UK.

* Trouble was a mistake for lead single
* Fireflies & Lovebird mix up and delay has caused quite a blow for Leona imo.
* Releasing the album in some European territories without any lead or buzz single is a bad idea
* Yet again, late release of music videos
* She doesn't get the same opportunities from her label that others on it get. I.e. She lacks vevo promo, lyrics vids or audio

It's just so messy. I do hope in the New Year they will get their acts together. I do think if nothing else happens she should possibly go work on album #4, but at the same time try her luck with the US again. Yeah, she might not be the huge star she once was there, but she's officially released 4 singles in the US which have all charted in the Billboard 100, so she's not done too bad for herself on that side of the pond.

I doubt many will agree with me, but I think the lack of ballads on the album has possibly cost her a lot of sales. People may label her boring all they want, but the ballads are what made her who she is
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:17
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The damage has been done with this album. They should've released Glassheart followed by Come Alive to show some progression from her as an artist. Unless they can secure a payola deal with Capital/Radio 1 to spin Glassheart as a 3rd single, they may aswell start recording album #4 and continue promoting Glassheart in other territories.
Have Capital not playlisted anything from this era? I don't think the material is the issue here because Lovebird and Trouble have been great compared to the trash they've been over-playing this year.
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:30
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Glassheart and Come Alive must be released, especially in the US. With American Idol back on in a few months, that is the perfect opportunity to relaunch her careers over there. Album 4 should have songs like Glassheart and Collide, with a ballad or two.
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:45
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shame that Lovebird has done so bad . I really like this song.

I just blame Syco
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:03
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Good God Almighty, the way the stan fans that Glassheart is the next Bleeding Love

I wonder if it fails to live up to their high expectation will they say its just a buzz single/summer release etc
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:03
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Have Capital not playlisted anything from this era? I don't think the material is the issue here because Lovebird and Trouble have been great compared to the trash they've been over-playing this year.
Capital hasn't playlisted anything. Material in general isn't a problem but as usual, wrong singles have been picked. Lovebird is something that could fit straight onto Spirit, it shows no progression from 2007 and gives people no incentive to buy the album. Trouble was a terrible choice of lead single, rubbish melody and non existant hook. I think Trouble just scraped top #50 on airplay, awful for a lead single.

Someone like Rihanna has stayed relevant because she's able to move with the times. Glassheart & Come Alive show Leona can still be current & contemporary in 2012/13 but you'd never know this as they've been left as album tracks.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:06
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Good God Almighty, the way the stan fans that Glassheart is the next Bleeding Love

I wonder if it fails to live up to their high expectation will they say its just a buzz single/summer release etc
I don't think anything she releases will reach Bleeding Love heights, not much will. Even if Glassheart is released now, I doubt it'll do much without radio support. However, if it was released as the lead single, I think it could've been a completely different story. The campaign is dead in the water as far as the UK goes though.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:13
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Good God Almighty, the way the stan fans that Glassheart is the next Bleeding Love

I wonder if it fails to live up to their high expectation will they say its just a buzz single/summer release etc
Or a 'gift' to her fans.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:19
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Or a 'gift' to her fans.
Is that meant to be a dig at The Hurt EP? It's an EP, it's not exactly meant to be on power with her albums. It got to #8 on the back of two performances, pretty well done imo.

Really, the fact some of her fans are in here saying what a mess things have gone sort of throws away the 'stan' thing..

Nobody said Glassheart is gonna be the next Bleeding Love. Glassheart seems to be the general favourite on polls etc. And to the added fact when it got a radio premier it seemed to surprise a lot of people.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:20
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I'm still pretty pissed with how this album has been handled. Such a mess.

Honestly, there are only 3 songs worthy of single release from the album here on out - Glassheart, Come Alive & Sugar. So if they release Glassheart next and it gets a good reception, i'd say follow it up with Come Alive. If the next single doesn't do anything for her then I'd rather she moved onto album #4. Usually i'm against this kind of thing because of her team dashing Echo so quickly (which imo had a lot of great songs that could have been released) but it's clear the album won't continue to go anyway, at least in the UK.

* Trouble was a mistake for lead single
* Fireflies & Lovebird mix up and delay has caused quite a blow for Leona imo.
* Releasing the album in some European territories without any lead or buzz single is a bad idea
* Yet again, late release of music videos
* She doesn't get the same opportunities from her label that others on it get. I.e. She lacks vevo promo, lyrics vids or audio

It's just so messy. I do hope in the New Year they will get their acts together. I do think if nothing else happens she should possibly go work on album #4, but at the same time try her luck with the US again. Yeah, she might not be the huge star she once was there, but she's officially released 4 singles in the US which have all charted in the Billboard 100, so she's not done too bad for herself on that side of the pond.

I doubt many will agree with me, but I think the lack of ballads on the album has possibly cost her a lot of sales. People may label her boring all they want, but the ballads are what made her who she is
It's amusing to see Sycrap in yet another single mix up, just like they were over I See You and I Got You in the US. They must really search the dole queues to find so many arseholes at Sycrap.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:23
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It's amusing to see Sycrap in yet another single mix up, just like they were over I See You and I Got You in the US. They must really search the dole queues to find so many arseholes at Sycrap.
I'm not sure if it was a mix-up, I think it was more clash of opinions. The only thing I can think of is that Leona wanted Fireflies because she was genuinely excited when she announced it as the 2nd single. Only for SyCo to change it for Lovebird - Ever since then Leona hasn't exactly mentioned lovebird as her new single or any news regarding it.

The whole I Got You / I See You was a mess. I Got You imo should never have been a single, I don't really like it either. The smartest idea would have been to run with I See You to coincide with Avatar. Ofcourse SyCo ruined that one. Echo got dashed after 1.5 singles - so much potential gone to waste
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:24
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Is that meant to be a dig at The Hurt EP? It's an EP, it's not exactly meant to be on power with her albums. It got to #8 on the back of two performances, pretty well done imo.
and just like all her single dropped from the chart in 4 weeks

. Ofcourse SyCo ruined that one. Echo got dashed after 1.5 singles - so much potential gone to waste
it seems that history is about to repeat itself
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:22
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it seems that history is about to repeat itself
I wouldn't be surprised if that happened. SyCo seem to get everything wrong for Leona and then dash any hope of redemption. They can't promote her right. The sooner she gets a new record label the better. SyCo are appearing more as an entertainment label that take you along until something bigger takes the scene. Leona - Susan Boyle - One Direction - (what next he can push worldwide)
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:24
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Did she really just release a song with a chorus of "dum dum diddy"?!
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:25
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Good God Almighty, the way the stan fans that Glassheart is the next Bleeding Love

I wonder if it fails to live up to their high expectation will they say its just a buzz single/summer release etc
i`m not even a Leona fan but "glassheart" IMO is the best thing she`s recorded since BL
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:27
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Did she really just release a song with a chorus of "dum dum diddy"?!
That's the best bit.
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