Further proof, as if any was needed, that Kelly Clarkson is one of the most accomplished vocalists working right now.
Kelly Clarkson has been working radio hard in the campaign for her latest LP ‘Piece by Piece’. After successfully cracking the UK top 10 with lead single “Heartbeat Song” following a two week long radio tour, the “Since U Been Gone” star has been shopping herself around to US radio in hopes of recreating the magic stateside.
She stopped by SirusXM yesterday and as well as sitting down for a quick chat, found time to cover “Give Me One Reason” by veteran singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman.
In news you’re unlikely to find surprising, she completely knocked it out of the park. Check it out below:
It’s interesting to hear Kelly sing the blues again, because realistically we haven’t seen this side of her since Idol and it’s a damn good side to see. Her voice suits the genre to a tee and she pulled the performance off effortlessly.
With the arguable dip in Kelly’s output recently, a change in genres may not be the worst idea. There is a sense that she’s become disinterested in pop which could account for the lacklustre effort that was ‘Piece by Piece’. Although I’d much rather hear Kelly-pop-magic in the vein of ‘All I Ever Wanted’ again, if her preference is for blues (or country, as has been much hinted at), an album with her full commitment and enthusiasm would be preferable to a repeat of her latest studio endeavour.
What do YOU want to hear Kelly sing next?