I Am (Leona Lewis song)

“I Am” is a song by British singer and songwriter Leona Lewis from her fifth studio album, I Am (2015). The song was written by Lewis, Toby Gad and Eg White, with Gad and White producing it. Lyrically, “I Am” is about the feelings and emotions experienced by Lewis following her departure from her former record label Syco and its boss, Simon Cowell. It is a dance-influenced track which makes use of strings, piano and drums as part of its instrumentation. Its composition garnered comparisons to singers Avril Lavigne and Massive Attack. Island released “I Am” on 17 July 2015 as the lead single for the United Kingdom, but it is the second single to be released from the album overall. Remixes by Fastlane and DEVolution were also released. The track garnered a positive response from music critics, many of whom praised Lewis’ strong and emotive vocal performance and described it as a standout on the album. Lewis has performed the song live on The National Lottery: In It to Win It and at the BBC’s Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park festival.

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