'I'm trying to define myself as an artist': Tulisa debuts second solo single Live It Up… but it gets mixed reactions from fans
13:50 GMT, 24 July 2012
Hoping for more success: Tulisa debuted her second single Live It Up on radio stations nationwide this morning
She hit the top spot on the UK charts with her debut solo single Young earlier this year.
And now Tulisa is hoping to recreate her previous success with her second offering, Live It Up.
The former N-Dubz singer debuted the track on radio stations nationwide this morning, after admitting recently that she was hoping the song would help define her 'as an artist'.
She told Capital FM: 'Basically, with this single there is no aim at all to get a number one or storm the charts.
'This is now me going back to me and trying to define myself as an artist because I knew I wanted a number one hit as my first release. I got that with Young, so I went even more urban with this second single.'
However, the song, which also features rapper Tyga, didn't go down too well with listeners, with many taking to Twitter to express their disappointment.
One user wrote: 'The new Tulisa single sounds like Start Without You by Alexandra Burke with every bit of joy, sunshine and enthusiasm drained out of it.'
While another added: 'Just heard Tulisa's new song.. And she's quite good at singing so why does she shout and growl in all of them'
However, others backed the singer and her new offering, with one tweeting: 'Tulisa 'Live It Up' is amazing:D!'
Defining moment: Tulisa said she is hoping the new track will give people more of an idea of her intentions as an artist
But regardless of the mixed reactions to the track, Tulisa said that she's not expecting big chart movement for the single.
She explained: 'I don't expect it to even possibly get top ten it's that urban, but you never know.
'The fanbase could pull through, the N-Dubletts could pull through, and it is a smash but it's an urban smash and I know that in the UK these days it is a lot tougher with urban music.'