10.10.12 - New Music - Kelly Clarkson
Can you believe it has been ten years since Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol and released her first single “A Moment Like This” (which obviously went to number one)? It seems like only a short while ago, doesn’t it?
Well, a decade has passed, and Kelly has done pretty well for herself. So what does this mean? It means it is time for a greatest hits collection of course! I can’t believe she’s ready to do this, but when you look back at her discography, her five albums have spawned two dozen or so singles, so there’s plenty there to choose from.
In addition to a smattering of her singles, the album will also feature a few new songs, the first of which being “Catch My Breath”. The new thing to do with greatest hits (to help them, you know, sell) is to put a few new songs on them, including a new single. Britney did it with “3” (which went #1) and Pink did it with “Raise Your Glass” and “Fuckin’ Perfect” (which went #1 and #2, respectively).
Can Kelly follow in their footsteps? We’ll see!
“Catch My Breath” is very Kelly: poppy, up-tempo, about a woman taking charge, and powerfulll. It’s a bit smoother than something like “Stronger”, which means it doesn’t have as much of a kick, but it’s still great.