Songs for Kelly Clarkson’s Upcoming Album Leaked
Single or album leaks ahead of schedule are becoming the norm. While some artists may provide a preview of an upcoming track, others find their songs hitting the internet without their consent. For the latter, Kelly Clarkson is the most recent artist in such a predicament. On Friday, an upcoming single titled “Let Me Down,” officially scheduled for an August release, was leaked online, and three more songs (“What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Dumb + Dumb = U,” and “I Forgive You”) appeared this weekend.
Clarkson’s still-untitled album has been delayed since early 200 and is now slated for fall. In March, the singer informed her Facebook followers: “I recently found out that my album won’t be coming out until September. The album has been recorded, but I can’t release it until then. I realize that is a long time, but that’s the best time to release it apparently so I’m sorry for the wait, but I promise you it sounds great!”
At the same time, she gave a preview of what the album could sound like, describing it as: “influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, [and] Radiohead and there’s a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs.”
Adding to the buildup behind the album, Clarkson’s writer Claude Kelly informed MTV News in March that the release is expected to be one of the singer’s strongest and that the delay is simply for better timing: "They want to make sure that the arena is clean for Kelly Clarkson's return, 'cause when she comes back, she always comes back pretty big. They want to make sure when her first single comes out, there's nothing out there that's competing with it. I don't know for sure, but Kelly always does it big, so when it comes out, the fans will be happy and she'll sing her butt off and it'll be good times."
All four leaked tracks are currently on YouTube and can be listened to below. Do you agree with Clarkson’s writer and hear the wide range of influences purportedly on the album?