London: R&B singer Alexandra Burke says she has been inspired by artists such as Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday and hopes to channel some of their soul into her new music.
The 24-year-old singer`s third studio album is expected to
serve as the follow-up to her second album `Heartbreak on Hold`, which is a chartbuster, reported Digital Spy.
"I don`t know how I got there, it seems like just yesterday that I won The X Factor. I want to show growth in me as a young woman and I am at the point where I`m digging deep, deeper than I`ve ever dug before.
"Back to the people who made music, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, that gospel, spiritual sound really gets me. And that`s where music comes from. Our generation and people who are younger than me, they don`t really know where music started from, because some of them haven`t been taught that," she said.