Fleur East’s Love, Sax And Flashbacks - What You Need To Know
After wowing on the 2014 X-Factor Fleur East finally unveils her debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks today (you can preview and purchase it on the right-hand side of the page), here is everything you need to know about it...
A little background…
After completing the X-Factor tour East has pretty much disappeared into the studio for the last six months and spent the time working away on her debut album. She eventually broke cover with ‘Sax’, her slick, funky first single, it hit Number Three on the Singles Chart and is soundtracking at least two Christmas adverts, setting things up nicely for her debut album...
Who’s Producing It?
Being signed to Simon Cowell’s label SyCo gives you access to the biggest pop writers in the game and East has taken full advantage of that on her debut album. Camille Purcell, the songsmith behind Little Mix’s megahit ‘Black Magic’ is on two tracks, including ‘Sax’, Julian Bunetta, who has helped One Direction bag a hit on more than one occasion, helps out on ‘Breakfast’ and Jamie Senderson, best known as SermStyle and the man behind worldwide hit ‘Timber’, is on two tracks.
Wayne Hector, who’s penned hits with Nicki Minaj and The Wanted, is also on here, as is Fraser T Smith, he’s co-written some big tunes with little known artist Adele. East herself has co-written almost all of it.
Any Special Guests?
Aside from the army of big-name writers, this is East’s show, no duets, no guest appearances, just her and a whole load of sax.
What Does It Sound Like?
After doing so well on The X Factor with her rendition of Mark Ronson’s megahit ‘Uptown Funk’ East has sensibly stuck to that formula and produced an album of upbeat, fun-loving pop with its roots embedded in soul and funk.
Does It Deliver?
If you loved ‘Sax’ then you’ll be in heaven, there’s plenty more where that came from. There are quieter moments too, but it’s mostly about the sax...
Fleur East's Love, Sax, and Flashbacks is out now.