Leona Lewis Shares Open Letter With Fans On Syco Exit
Singer speaks out about her departure from Simon Cowell's record label earlier this year...
The Happy singer posted her letter to Instagram, opening up to fans about depression and the reason she chose to leave Sony and Syco.
"It has been quite the rollercoaster year", she begins.
"The emotions I've felt have been more powerful, in both a positive and negative way, than anytime I've ever felt in my life.
"At some points I felt extremely depressed and other times experienced amazing highs, but it got to a place where the downs were outweighing the ups. So I'm writing this letter for anyone who has ever felt the same way."
The X Factor champ went on to admit that her worries can lead her to "spiral down to a dark place," but said that she'd found solace in meditation as a way to "still the madness".
She also added that she'd always "be grateful" to both Syco and Sony for "what we shared and for the lessons I learned."
The singer went on to admit that she'd thought about leaving the record label "over and over again".
"I was terrified of walking away from a somewhat secure relationship, even though I knew that we were no longer right for each other and at times even bad for each other. However, I clung to the safety net I had grown so attached to", she writes.
She went on to reveal the creative clash that led to her making the decision to leave, and even claims that she was told it would be reported she'd been dropped if she chose to end her relationship with the label.
"One day everything changed. For my fifth album, I was asked to make a record that would not have been true to myself.
"By all means as an artist in this climate, I was thankful to even get the chance to make another record. But I cannot make music that does not speak to my soul, and as scary as it seemed, I could no longer compromise myself, and so I decided to leave."
"I was threatened with the fact that if I left, it would come out that I had been dropped. That cut deep, but by this time nothing could stop me from walking away. The end of a relationship can really burn but underneath it all, there is still love there."
The Bleeding Love songstress ended her letter on a positive note after admitting that "change is uncomfortable", thanking fans for their support.
"So whatever the future may bring, I am ready. To know you are on this journey with me is so comforting. Thank you for being right here with me," she penned.
It was announced back in June that the 2006 X Factor winner had parted ways with her old label, and joined Island Records.