Kelly Clarkson Plans Tour in January, Duets With an ‘American Idol’ on ‘Stronger’
During the live web chat in which she debuted her new single 'Mr. Know It All,' singer Kelly Clarkson took a whole mess of questions from fans about her fifth album 'Stronger,' out Oct. 25. Clarkson was careful to play coy and tease bits of information without providing concrete details.
Clarkson revealed that she will tour in January and that this album differs from previous efforts in that the producer captured how she sounds in the live setting. She also revealed that she wrote the song 'If You Love Me' with Josh Abraham in 15 minutes and said "It's got a dark twist." We cannot wait to hear it, Kel!
As for her dream duet partners? She cited her fandom of Adele and Miranda Lambert. "I'm a huge fan of these girls and think they are super talented," she gushed. With the success of her duet with Jason Aldean, 'Don't You Wanna Stay,' giving her a leg up in the country world, we could totally see Clarkson and fellow Texan Lambert teaming up. Even though Clarkson said she loves country music, she does not plan to make a sharp directional turn to the left. "I'm coming out with pop music right now and I love pop," she said. She also wrote half of the tracks, but admitted that "I love taking other writer's songs," which is standard and customary in the pop music scene.
She also said that she channels Sheryl Crow a bit on the album and there is a duet with another 'American Idol' contestant but would not reveal their identity. Kelly, you tease!
She won't reveal the full track listing for 'Stronger' until right before the album release. The video for 'Mr. Know It All' has been shot in Nashville, but she wouldn't share details, saying, "I don't want to ruin the concept."