Take a Bow (Leona Lewis song)

“Take a Bow” is a song recorded by British singer Leona Lewis for her debut studio album Spirit (2007). It was written by Jordon Omley, Michael Mani, Wayne Wilkins, Louis Biancaniello and Ryan Tedder. Tedder explained that he wanted to create an edgy song for Lewis so that it would not be boring or predictable. A Contemporary R&B and urban song, the lyrics focus the failure of a relationship. Its composition features an Ebb and Flo groove and received several comparisons to “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake.

“Take a Bow” received positive reviews from music critics. Most praised the production as unexpected and different but one felt it overshadowed Lewis’ vocals. Upon the release of Spirit, the song debuted at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong digital download sales. Lewis performed “Take a Bow” at the Rock in Rio festival and on her 2010 concert tour, The Labyrinth.

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