X Factor finalist Samantha Lavery has release her debut single Walk Away.
"SOO excited to announce my first single will be released this Friday! It'll be available to download and stream from midnight tomorrow!🔷" Sam tweeted earlier this week.
She added: "As you know I've been in the studio none stop working on some musiiiic! And I can't wait to show you the style and vibe we've got!!🔷".
Talking to The Chronicle about the release, an excited Sam shared: :I have been counting down the days until people can hear it; I can’t believe the time is finally here.
“The thing I’m most proud of is that fact that I co-wrote it, so it’s like my first baby.
“I knew I wanted to go for a pop/urban sound and this was the song that just stuck. We kept going back to it, changing it up, adding bits - we’ve worked so hard on it.”
Speaking earlier this year, Sam said she was in the studio writing original songs following her appearance on The X Factor in 2016.
Sam said: "I've watched The X Factor all my life and always looked up to the artists that have come from the show and made successful careers for themselves. I've always wanted to enter the show and as soon as I turned 16, I applied.
"The whole experience was amazing and taught me so much about myself, whilst helping to learn about the artist I wanted to be. It has given me so much confidence. I feel so lucky to get where I did in the competition and it has given me an amazing platform for me to grow and work hard on my music career."
Talking about her future plans, Samantha added: "I'm so excited to be writing my own original music and I can't wait for everyone to hear it, I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who is supporting me on my journey. It has been and still is incredible. "
Walk Away will was out to download and stream on Friday, May 19.