Kelly Clarkson Confirms Upcoming Single, “I Dare You”

At the end of 2019, word got out that Kelly Clarkson’s next single – the lead for her upcoming 8th studio album – might be called “I Dare You To Love” when it was registered online. Fans have been anxiously awaiting official confirmation from Kelly ever since, and now we finally have it. On yesterday’s episode of her TV series, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly announced that her new single “I Dare You” will be out soon!

See the short announcement below:

Kelly still hasn’t specified when we’ll get to hear the new song. There’s also some inconsistency around the song’s name – is it “I Dare You To Love,” or simple “I Dare You”? We’ll find out soon enough.

But Kelly’s long-awaited confirmation isn’t the only info we have on “I Dare You”! Here’s some more we’ve learned about the forthcoming song.

More About “I Dare You”

“I Dare You” was written by Ben West, Jesse Shatkin, Laura Jean Veltz, and Natalie Hemby. That’s an impressive lineup, and indeed, Kelly has described the new song as one of her favorites she’s ever recorded. As she 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.

So that last part sounds weird, right? Well, we might have an explanation for that…

Multiple Versions Of “I Dare You”?

News is now coming out that the new song might have been recorded in multiple languages. In a Hebrew-language article from YNet, it states that Kelly recorded a Hebrew version of “I Dare You” with the Israeli singer Maya Bouskilla. The article also states there will be a total of five different versions of the song: Arabic, Spanish, German, and French in addition to the aforementioned Hebrew recording. We don’t yet know who will sing on each of those versions with Kelly. It’s also unclear if there will be a version entirely in English.

Lev Group Media Company reportedly connected Kelly and Maya. Noam Horev translated the song into Hebrew, and Kelly then learned those lyrics and sang in Hebrew. Kelly and Maya recorded their parts separately at studios in Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, respectively.

If Kelly learned the song in Hebrew for her version with Maya, it is likely that she also learned the song in Arabic, Spanish, German, and French as well. Ambitious and impressive!

Upcoming Album

Kelly has candidly revealed that her next album is not ready yet. That’s understandable, considering how busy she is nowadays, but we hope that by this December year it’ll be a highlight of 2020 albums. Last spring, Kelly stated the next album will sounds like a mixture of BreakawayStronger, and Meaning Of Life. That’s an A+ list, if we do say so ourselves.

Stay tuned for more news about “I Dare You” 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 sometime this spring, 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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