Fleur East announces debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks - yay!

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Fleur East has announced her debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks.

The runner-up of last year's X Factor will release her first record on 4 December, featuring her debut single, 'Sax', which is described as an "enormous pop/funk smash packed with undeniable attitude."

Fleur East's debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks

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Fleur recorded the album over the past few months in both LA and the UK, working with several songwriters and producers including Fraser T Smith, Rodney Jerkins, TMS and Oak.

"It's very uptempo and very energetic with lots of attitude. It's got loads of influences from the old school. Lots of funk, hip-hop, soul; loads of different sounds fused together," she told our colleagues at Digital Spy at this year's Virgin Media's Louder Lounge at V Festival, citing her X Factor performance of 'Uptown Funk' as influencing the whole record.

Her version of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk' peaked at Number One on the iTunes chart during X Factor.

Although she didn't win the show, she signed a contract with X Factor boss Simon Cowell's Syco Records, as did the programme's winner Ben Haenow.

Simon said earlier this year: "Fleur proved what a star she was on the show last year and we now look forward to starting work on her record."