Fleur East thinks music is often ''taken too seriously''.

The 'X Factor' star is gearing up to release her debut LP and has revealed that it will be a ''very positive'' and ''uplifting'' experience for her fans.

She said: ''It's all very positive, very uplifting. I think that music can sometimes be taken too seriously. I enjoy what I do and I want people to feel that. I've put a lot of time and a lot of love into it and I hope that people really get behind me and enjoy the music as much as I do.''

The 27-year-old singer - who signed to music mogul Simon Cowell's label SYCO earlier in the year - wants to be an artist who is a ''breath of fresh air'' but at the same time she was influenced by old school music and artists like Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson.

Asked how she would like the untitled release to be received, she told FAULT magazine: ''I just want people to react to it as though it's a breath of fresh air. It's sort of old school meets new school. It's got a lot of old school influences, old school funk, old school hip hop, sounds that people miss. Influences like Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, proper good music that we all love.''

Fleur has teased that she will release the lead single from the LP very soon.

The full interview with Fleur is in the latest edition of FAULT magazine.