Leona Lewis has reportedly found inspiration for her second album by listening to Coldplay. The singer, who has been recording the follow-up to Spirit in Los Angeles, is said to have been drawn to a soft-rock sound after the success of 'Run'. Last year, the 'Bleeding Love' singer admitted that she was eager to record a duet with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in the future.
"Leona was really happy with the success of her cover of Snow Patrol's 'Run', so she thought it logical to try her hand at a more rock-based sound," a source told The Sun. "She's a huge Coldplay fan and their influence is strong on a number of demos."
Meanwhile, Pet Shop Boys played a hit-packed set in London this past weekend (June 19) that saw them cover Coldplay. The band had a surprise up their sleeves towards the encore. 'Domino Dancing' morphed into a club mix, with Neil Tennant leaving the stage then returning wearing a crown and cloak, with the duo playing a disco version of Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'.
It was not the first time the duo have subverted a mainstream rock standard, having covered U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name' in 1991.
Coldplay at GM Place, Vancouver (20th June 2009):
Pictures by lira8 @flickr
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