English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has recorded a discarded Leona Lewis demo and it is amazing. Co-written by OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder, “Burn” is an uplifting party track with a repetitive, punchy chorus that you’re guaranteed to be chanting for hours. Clive Davis was a fool to let this one go – it could’ve been a (minor) hit for Leona, but I’m actually really happy it didn’t end up on her last album “Glassheart.” Leona has some powerful pipes, but she sings with all the conviction of a tranquilized sloth. “Burn” benefits greatly from Ellie’s unmistakeable breathy vocals.
Ellie’s second studio album “Halcyon” was just released last October – could she be gearing up for a re-release? We’ll have to wait and see. Stream “Burn” via Ellie’s official Soundcloud below.