Leona Lewis covers US rockers on new EP release


Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis has covered songs by Nine Inch Nails, Goo Goo Dolls and Counting Crows on a new EP release.

The former X Factor star has recorded a version of Nine Inch Nails' 1994 track Hurt, famously covered by Johnny Cash in 2002.

She has also covered Iris by Goo Goo Dolls and Colorblind by Counting Crows.

Meanwhile Lewis' third album, originally scheduled for a November release, will now come out in March 2012.

It features contributions from Emeli Sande, Ryan Tedder and Fraser T Smith.

The singer's first album Spirit, released in 2007, made her the first British solo artist to top the US Billboard 200 chart with a debut album and sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

Lewis is set to perform at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 in the run-up to the Olympics in June next year.

Titled Hurt: The EP will be released on 9 December.