Last month, just after releasing her stunning multi-language, multi-duets single “I Dare You,” Kelly Clarkson confirmed that she’s still hard at work on her next album. And the pandemic can’t stop her: she’s now recording from her home studio in Montana. The latest song she recorded? A new duet! And this mystery duet might be the next single from her forthcoming album!
In a new interview with ET Canada’s Graeme O’Neil, Kelly talked about isolating in Montana and recording “I Dare You” before talk turned to her next album. Kelly confirmed that “I Dare You” is “leading into” the new album, suggesting it may appear on the tracklist after all. Kelly revealed that she has many songs ready for her next album… including a duet! She stated:
I already have several songs – MANY songs – for the album recorded. And I actually just recorded a duet that I wish I could talk about. But I can’t yet. It’s so good! I happened to sing with this person within the last six months, and we love singing together so much. It was so cool how our voices just sounded together. And I was just like “Ahh!” So my label found this perfect song, and we just recorded it.
I think it might be the next single we release, but I’m not sure, but it’s definitely on the next album coming out.
Kelly won’t reveal who the mystery duet partner is or where they recently sang together. It has to stay a secret for now! She continued to describe the song, first saying, “It’s kind of a different flow as a duet as well.” Kelly also said that, stylistically, it could have fit in on her last album, Meaning Of Life. Other songs harken back to albums like Breakaway and Stronger.
While her original plan was to release the album late in 2020, Kelly admits that the plan may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s an excellent interview, and Kelly reveals a lot about her upcoming music. Watch Kelly’s full interview below:
Upcoming Album: Breakaway + Stronger + Meaning Of Life
Kelly has been talking about her forthcoming album for the past year. Last spring, she 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. However, although we’ve already heard “I Dare You,” we now know it’s a standalone single. Indeed, 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 it’ll be a highlight of 2020 albums.
Luckily, Kelly is working in finishing recording the album in her Montana home studio. We’re excited to hear what she writes and records – including the new mystery duet!
“I Dare You”
One month ago, Kelly released her new single “I Dare You” – in five languages. The solo version is in English, but Kelly also did five duets, each in a different language. She sings it in Spanish with Blas Cantó, in French with Zaz, in German with Glasperlenspiel, in Arabic with Faouzia, and in Hebrew with Maya Buskila.
Kelly has revealed that releasing a song with multi-language duets has been a goal of hers for many years. She never had the right song or team until now, and she’s thrilled she got to record “I Dare You” with so many artists and languages. Kelly began this project a year ago, and though it was a lot of work, it was worth the time and effort!
Are you excited to hear Kelly’s new mystery duet? Who do you think it’s with? Let us know your guess in the comments below!
Keep checking back here for more information on Kelly’s upcoming 8th studio album and all the latest Kelly Clarkson music news. In the meantime, be sure to listen to “I Dare You” in all six languages.
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