It's been four years since Alesha Dixon last released music, but fans of the singer need not despair any longer, for on Monday Alesha unveiled her brand new single. The Way We Are is a slice of beat-driven summer pop, and Alesha revealed the surprise on her Twitter page.
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"SURPRISE!!! Want to hear a little teaser of my upcoming single? #thewayweare," she tweeted on Monday afternoon, linking to a short 90-second clip of the track.
Alesha first found fame as part of girl band Mis-Teeq in the early 2000s but has since gone on to become a successful solo singer and a popular reality show judge, first on Strictly Come Dancing and now on Britain's Got Talent.
The new single will be released on Alesha's new independent record label, and in a statement to fans, Alesha added: "I'm so excited to announce my new single! I'm bringing it back to my first love, the music! Doing it independently this time feels great, I love being the boss and taking the reigns creatively.
"The message in this track is special to me because it’s about being comfortable in your own skin, having confidence in yourself, ‘The Way We Are', which at the end of the day is what matters."
In the 15 years since Alesha became a household name, the 36-year-old has also worked tirelessly for charity, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, travelling to Romania with the World Animal Protection, and working with Avon to highlight domestic abuse across the United Kingdom.
In April, Alesha launched a brand new charity single in order to unite children from all around the world.
"Children are so helpless and they need our support, and they need a voice," Alesha told HELLO! Online. "And through this song and through Children Foundation, the charity they are launching, this is what is going to give them a voice."
She said: "Anything that involves music I think is the best healing, it’s powerful, and it’s a great way to immediately get a message out there, and get straight to the heart of it."