The Truth Is is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Alexandra Burke. It was released on 16 March 2018 through Decca Records. Recording for the album started in 2013 and finished in early 2018. The first single from the album, "Shadow", was released on 9 February to BBC Radio 2, and to digital download and streaming on 23 February. The album entered and peaked at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart, spending only one week in the top 100. This release also returned Burke to the top 10 of Scotland's albums chart after a nine-year absence. The music style of The Truth Is has been described as a "power ballad pop" with reggae, country and soul elements.