Kelly Clarkson is getting really close to releasing a new single! Kelly started teasing it – one of her “favorite songs” she’s ever recorded – in November, with rumors since circulating about its title and release date. We now have registered confirmation of its name: “I Dare You To Love.” It’s been registered on both HFA Songfile and on the Warner/Chappell registry.
The song was written by Ben West, Jesse Shatkin, Laura Jean Veltz, and Natalie Hemby.
Jesse Shatkin has previously worked with Kelly, first on her Piece By Piece songs “Invincible,” “Take You High,” and “In The Blue,” and more recently on the Meaning Of Life songs “Love So Soft,” “Meaning Of Life,” “Whole Lotta Woman,” “Don’t You Pretend,” and “Go High.” He’s also worked with the likes of Sia (including on “Chandelier”), Fall Out Boy (“Young And Menace,” “Champion”), and Camila Cabello (“I Have Questions”).
Natalie Hemby is primarily a country songwriter, having worked with Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Little Big Town. She’s also worked with Kelly in the past, including on “Don’t Rush” and “Good Goes The Bye.”
Laura Veltz, too, is a country writer. She’s written for artists like Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, and Dan + Shay (including their song “Keeping Score” featuring Kelly Clarkson).
Ben West has written songs for country group Lady Antebellum, but has also worked with artists like P!nk (“Try”).
More About “I Dare You To Love”
As Kelly told POPSUGAR in November:
I haven’t had enough time to do a full album, but this song is so powerful. It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been the vessel for. I love the songwriter, I love the message. It’s all-encompassing and really magical. It’s about inclusivity, connecting with people, taking that higher road, and being the best version of yourself.
Kelly also recently described the song to Billboard, saying it’s “one of my favorite songs I’ll probably ever do in my career.” She continued:
It’s a beautifully written song and one of my favorite writers in the world wrote it. It’s kind of all of these worlds colliding and … the whole experience has been amazing and hopefully our whole idea for the song pans out. I’ve never done anything like this in my career. All of what I’m saying isn’t making sense until you actually know what’s happening, so I’m sorry for the weirdness. But you’ll know by the time it comes out, like,”OK, she’s not weird. It does make sense.” It’s a new way. I’ve never really done anything like it.
We’re still not sure what she means, but it sounds intriguing! “I Dare You To Love” is rumored to be out late in January, but no official announcement has been made from Team Kelly yet.
Kelly has candidly revealed that her next album is not ready yet. That’s understandable, considering how busy she is nowadays, but we hope by this time next year it’ll be a highlight of 2020 albums with some of our favorite songs. Last spring, Kelly stated the next album will sounds like a mixture of Breakaway, Stronger, and Meaning Of Life. That’s an A+ list, if we do say so ourselves.
Stay tuned for more news about “I Dare You To Love” and Kelly’s upcoming 8th studio album – there will surely be more information in the coming weeks! At this point, we expect to hear the single around January or February, and the full album sometime later in 2020. For now, keep checking back here for all the latest Kelly Clarkson music news.
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