Leona Lewis – One More Sleep [music]
It’s a wonder more of the world’s biggest artists don’t try their hand at an original festive number, but with the current culture of X Factor winner’s singles, novelty sing-alongs and Gareth Malone’s choirs dominating the Christmas chart, maybe there’s good reason for them to not waste their time.
It’s ironic then that it’s a former X Factor champion who heads up one of the best original Christmas singles in recent music memory. “I’ve got five more nights of sleeping on my own/ Four more days until you’re coming home,” Leona Lewis trills over a Motown sway of xylophone and jingle bells; her angelic tones perfect for the season of goodwill. “Three more dreams of you and mistletoe/ Two more reasons why I love you so,” she adds, anticipating the return of her beau. It results in a twinkling ditty more heart-warming and sweet than a Christmas pud, which has every chance of becoming a festive staple itself.
Listen to Leona Lewis’s ‘One More Sleep’ below: