By Ross Fingland
Kelly Clarkson is back with a bang, having debuted her latest single Catch My Breath on Wednesday morning’s Ryan Seacrest show.
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The new single is the first from the 30-year-old’s upcoming album Greatest Hits – Chapter 1, which is being released to celebrate the ten years since she became the first in a long line of American Idols.
This newest addition to Clarkson’s already impressive repertoire certainly doesn’t leave fans disappointed. It has the radio friendly mid-tempo bassline that is simply a nowadays pop song requirement. It isn’t hard to imagine yourself fist pumping to the self empowered lyrics on the dance floor or simply just belting it out with your friends in the car.
This is a perfectly formed Kelly Clarkson song, following on nicely from the singer’s last studio album, Stronger, which sold an impressive one million copies in the States alone. The song is well produced and nicely familiar, without verging on dull, boring or been there done that.
What easily separates this song from others of its type is quite simply Clarkson’s vocal. It’s powerful, wide in range and the fact that it hasn’t been auto-tuned to the likes of Microsoft Anna make it a much needed article in todays charts.
Since the days of A Moment Like This, Clarkson has been holding us in awe, and constantly filling us with that much-needed self empowerment. Five albums later she’s still doing it and doing it well.
Kelly plays Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on Tuesday 16th October with support from Cover Drive. Click here for tickets.