Leona Lewis vs Snow Patrol – it’s a matter of luck- by Kanaan Minks
If you’re like me, always switching from one radio station to the other longing to hear some good music, I’m sure you’ve heard Leona’s latest single, Run. This single stormed straight to the top of the Official Singles Chart, like other singles she released previously. This single became available as a download only, from midnight on November 30, and in its first two days it sold 69,244 units (record). Leona stormed to success in just 2 years thanks to X-Factor and Simon Cowell (Mr DreamMaker).
Now don’t get me wrong, Leona has the right ingredients to be a great artist, impeccable voice, feel for music and a down to earth personality. Even Simon Cowell, he is doing a good thing for music, trying to help people exploit their talents, most of which are not aware of. But “Run” was originally written, composed and released by Snow Patrol, back in 2004. Isn’t it funny and a shame that Snow Patrol didn’t make such a success with the same song, which they wrote themselves? When Snow Patrol released it, they only made it up to number 5 in the UK charts. Again, Leona’s voice is great, but it’s not just the voice that matters, there’s much more chemicals in a song’s formula to function! Though marketing and money seem to be the right chemicals.
Well, unfortunately in today’s music industry, luck, marketing and financial power got more power to launch an artist than the actual music itself! If you form part of a band which has good music but can’t strike the right deal to take you off the ground, give Simon Cowell a call!
For all those supporting Snow Patrol, buy their original single or the album: