FULL STREAM: Kelly Clarkson Duets With Jewel On “Foolish Games,” Teases 2013 Tour, Album!


Check out the FULL stream first listen of Kelly Clarkson‘s duet with Jewel on a reimagined version of Jewel’s smash hit “Foolish Games”! Kelly bends her phrasing to complement Jewel’s treatment, and their tones prove to be a very pretty match. The duet is produced by Dann Huff, who produced Kelly’s country single “Don’t Rush” as well as the version of “Mr. Know It All” that went to country radio. The new version stays true to Jewel’s original folk/pop approach, but with a little bit of power there in the middle.

Kelly also continues her week of radio interviews, a nice victory lap after her inauguration performance and engagement. In the last minute of this interview with pop station WBLI, Kelly teases two big surprises for 2013 that she can’t announce yet: a tour with a fellow act set to start in August, and an album that she has been wanting to make for 10 years:

What do you think of Kelly’s duet with Jewel? What kind of album do you think Kelly is talking about? Who might Kelly wind up touring with? SO MANY QUESTIONS, we may as well be planning Kelly’s wedding with her! OK that would be kind of fun, albeit maximally intrusive.

UPDATE: Oh and what’s this? Blu Sanders, who cowrote Kelly’s soulful single to country radio “Don’t Rush,” just tweeted:

Carnival in Rio: Check. Great Wall of China. Check. Sing a duet in the studio with @kelly_clarkson Check.

Kelly has teased that she has lined up another soulful, fun song she’s planning to send to country radio. Could that be related to this tweet? Could the tweet be related to Kelly’s secret album? Could it be something else? EVEN. MORE. QUESTIONS.

P.S. This Tweet capture(found at Pulse, apparently via the now deactivated @saxmancgregg Twitter account belonging to a guy who has played sax with Kelly before) may give us a strong hint as to what Kelly’s secret album project may be:

  • http://twitter.com/aalleexx101 Alex M

    It says it’s only streamable for Canadian’s only :(

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not fond of Jewel, but Kelly sounds great on that song – nice harmony and restraint on her part. Nice duet. Hmmm .. sounds like Kelly’s going to release a Christmas album.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Wow so much is going on with Kelly! 2013 sounds like it’s going to be an exciting year for her :)

    Can’t wait to hear the full Foolish Games, I heard a clip a few months ago and it sounded amazing!

  • IdolyEverAfter

    Same here!  I clicked on the interview thinking it was the song, and I kept waiting and waiting for the song. haha.  Great interview though!  Any chance to get the song for those of us in the U.S.A.??

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    I just don’t want her to do a country album:( 

  • heartly

    What does that Blu Sanders tweet mean?!  I love his voice (and songwriting). In the WSIX interview a couple weeks ago when Kelly first spilled that she had another country song to cut, she said that it was just going to be her on it so I don’t know if this would be related to that unless that was a different song from the most recent mention in the KFRG interview.  Then again, it could be a “duet” in the way that DR is… as in it isn’t.  I think Blu would know the difference though.  I’m so intrigued by this.

    It’s looking more and more likely that a Christmas album is the thing she’s really excited about. I’m excited about it.

    I’ve been basing my guess that the tour is going to be with Maroon 5 off of this tweet.  Reading back through this person’s timeline, it looks like they have an “in” with their local Live Nation rep so I find it a little hard to doubt them.

    Kelli Fazekas ?@gerliegerl33
    @Farrah_Racquel Just heard Need to Breathe will be at Murat again. Maroon 5 & Kelly Clarkson together at Klipsch & Train at Klipsch.
    https://twitter.com/gerliegerl33/status/291645119642353664

    I think they’d be a good fit, even better than The Fray who I also enjoyed.  Kelly’ll just be touring her GH album which will basically be just like last summer’s tour with the addition of a couple songs.  Pairing up with another bigger, current act will allow her to do the big sheds, which I don’t think she’d even get close to on her own minus a couple areas.

    I was able to hear the stream of Foolish Games before they locked it down and it was really nice.  It’s a lot of Jewel in the beginning and when they come together on the chorus, they sound great together.  Much better than I ever imagined them sounding.

    Geez, after the the GH album came out, I was fully prepared for a quiet 2013 but it’s shaping up to be one of her busiest in quite a few years. Never a dull moment with her. haha

  • standtotheright

    I think they’d be a good fit, even better than The Fray who I also enjoyed.

    In terms of marketing, this is probably true. But I vastly preferred the Fray’s songcraft and what it contributed to the whole evening and I don’t think one or two new songs from KC will make up for that. Ah well. I’m sure it will be a good draw for her regardless.

    A Christmas album from her should be fun. I’m glad she’s keeping busy without feeling the need to rush a bunch of new songwriting.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENXWTPQX7WDUGFKDMOUHAWCQMY Van

    Here’s the full “Foolish Games” https://soundcloud.com/mariotx/foolish-games
    Sounds great!

  • babylockthemdoors

    I want to hear some new Kelly Clarkson music! I really hope she records a country album this time. But a Christmas album (which is probably more likely to happen) is not bad either. Kelly can record a rap album or a nursery rhymes album, and still sound awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003682770392 Jesse Wayne

    I remember reading an interview during the Stronger Era (Possibly since the Greatest Hits were lreleased, where Kelly said she wanted to release a big band Christmas album. That was my first thought. I remember they mentioned her cover of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” that she released on her iTunes sessions.

  • windmills

    heartly: What does that Blu Sanders tweet mean?!  I love his voice (and songwriting). In the WSIX interview a couple weeks ago when Kelly first spilled that she had another country song to cut, she said that it was just going to be her on it so I don’t know if this would be related to that unless that was a different song from the most recent mention in the KFRG interview.  Then again, it could be a “duet” in the way that DR is… as in it isn’t.  I think Blu would know the difference though.  I’m so intrigued by this.

    I’m trying to remember: was the WSIX interview the one where she said she’d cut another song that was singer songwriterish or was that an earlier interview? Because I figured the singer songwriterish song was Some Love, which you found at ASCAP and that was the song she cut that didn’t make the GH set.

    I definitely think the soulful fun song she mentioned as the next country single is something other than Some Love.

    I wonder if her duet with Blu is on a Christmas song? Whatever it is I’m excited to hear them duet, I think it’ll be a great match of voices and styles. He does a lot of the writing in the style I love best from Kelly. 

    I love, love, LOVE the idea of a big band Christmas album because I crave big band sounds from Kelly. Shades of her voice and phrasing you can’t get in any other genre. With Chris Gregg playing sax and Leif Shires playing trumpet on the album I like our chances of that. 

    Foolish Games isn’t meant to be a duet so it’s a credit to Kelly and Jewel that they made it work as well as they did. Really enjoy them singing together.