Leona's new album inspired by Coldplay

Leona Lewis is working on the long-awaited follow-up LP to her debut release 'Spirit' and has been listening to her favourite group to get ideas for a new rockier sound.

Leona Lewis is working on the long-awaited follow-up LP to her debut release 'Spirit' and has been listening to her favourite group to get ideas for a new rockier sound.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "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.

"She's a huge Coldplay fan and their influence is strong on a number of demos."

Lewis - who shot to fame after winning UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' in 2006 - is expected to release her new album in November.

The record is rumoured to feature several star guests, including Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and super-producer Timbaland.

Lewis recently promised her fans will be surprised by the finished LP.

The 24-year-old star also revealed she plans to undertake her first ever solo tour once the album is released.

She confirmed: "I'll be touring in 2010 and through to the year after. I just can't wait."

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