Alexandra Burke is releasing all her new music by herself without the help of a label.

The 26-year-old singer - the winner of 2008's 'The X Factor' - is going to resurrect her pop career by going it alone without a record label behind her and she is excited about her new direction.

The 'Hallelujah' singer told the Metro newspaper: ''I like to let my music do the talking. It's quite personal, it's a lot to do with my private life, love life and professional life all mixed into one that I'm talking about.''

The pop star made the decision to self-release her new music after leaving 'X Factor' boss Simon Cowell's Syco label in June 2013 due to ''creative differences'' and then struggling to find a permanent label that would let her make the music she wants to.

Now her own boss, Alexandra feels re-invigorated and her bold decision provided her with fresh inspiration for her songs.

She explained: ''This is great because it's me doing me. It's 100 per cent all me and not being told by A&R or anyone what to do. It's me making all the decisions and running the ship.''

Alexandra was previously in a ''rocky'' relationship with soccer player Jermain Defoe, and that romance has also provided her with plenty of lyrical inspiration.

She said: ''Basically, any rumours that were about me I put them straight into my music.''

Alexandra's new EP 'Renegade' was self-released as a free download last month and is available now.