Kelly Clarkson's New Single "Mr. Know It All" Officially Debuts!

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Yeah, we’ve heard it already…but so what! Listen to the official debut of Kelly Clarkson’s new single, “Mr Know It All” right here at 5:30 pm EDT.

The single will reportedly be available on iTunes, Sept 5. Kelly’s album, Stronger, drops on October 25.

The big news to come out of a Q&A Kelly conducted after the single played:  She pretty much confirmed the duet with Kara Dioguardi, and unfortunately the song she recorded with Chris Daughtry didn’t make the album.

I posted a stream of the song, interview and a recap of the interview if you don’t want to listen. But trust me, you do want to listen, because Kelly is beyond adorable.

And I officially adore the new single.  I’m glad she’s gone in a new direction, rather than try to mine past glories. She sounds both soulful and fresh on the track. The song is a total earworm. LOVES.  I’ll be surprised if it’s not a hit.

“Mr. Know It All”  LISTEN:

Kelly’s Interview: (It cuts off at the end) She apologizes HERE.

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  • “What Doesn’t Kill You” will probably be a single.
  • One of the duets made the cut. It’s a girl. She is somewhat affiliated with American Idol. (Kara DioGuradi confirmed!)
  • They have been trying to do a duet with Chris Daughtry, but the duet she recorded with him did not make the record, because the song they recorded didn’t fit with the direction the record ultimately took.
  • The album is about strength and empowerment.  The theme of Stronger “I love being sassy, raining on boys. parades.”
  • Starting tour in the New Year, around January after the TV and radio stuff. Band is already rehearsing the new album.
  • Confirms “Mr. Know it All” September 5 iTunes availability.
  • Album is vocally different than anything she’s done before. Every producer captured how she sounds live.  It doesn’t sound auto-tuned.
  • Her favorite song is “You Love Me” on the new album. The subject relatable subject.  It sounds happy, but she puts a dark twist on it. She wrote it in 15 minutes. It’s good when a song flows from her that fast.
  • She would love to do duets with Adele and Miranda Lambert. She’ll be a weird stalker fan to get it accomplished.
  • What has she learned since American Idol? It’s been 10 years, she’s 29 now, but she joked, “I’m still young and awesome!”  She’s learned to be a little more confident, to adapt to the “multiple personalities that I have”. She loved singing different genres of music on Idol “I’m going to be the annoying girl that shows up in every single kind of genre”.
  • She wants to show up at random karaoke bars to sing with fans on tour.  Jim C. asked this question, and she mispronounced “JambaJim” hilariously.
  • She got an email about the final track list list today.  The basic 13 are down, but still working on bonus tracks, etc.  Won’t release the track info until closer to October 25 release date.
  • She’s not mad at the leaks. It kind of ruins the fun of it all. She’d listen to leaks from her favorite artists, too.
  • Just shot the music  video for “Mr. Know It All” in Nashville with Justin Francis. It’s cool and different from what she’s done so far.
  • Her favorite song to perform live is “Walk Away”. She feels like Annie Lenox when she sings it. It’s a “Big ballsy girl song.”
  • Kelly wrote half the album. She did have a lot of great songs from other writers. Would not want to write the entire album herself. “It would be the same 12 songs.”  She loves sassy music. Writers really honed in on her personality.
  • Random: She loves Coffee Bean and Folgers.  However, she is “quite bubbly and annoying on my own.” A fly fell in her coffee this morning.
  • The album will be released overseas the same time as the US, and she will tour abroad. “We’re going to Europe,” she said.
  • Favorite TV Show: “The Closer” with Kyra Segewick.
  • The musical influence for the album were Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crowe. Some is country influenced. It’s all cohesive, despite the different genres.
  • Her celebrity crush is Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights. “He’s so hot..if he weren’t married, I might stalk him. He’s a hottie.”
  • How does Kelly stay grounded? “It’s hard not to be grounded when you are a giant nerd.”
  • On her off days, she writes, or maybe has “a drink or two or three” with friends.  She also loves the outdoors.
  • Touring with Reba McIntyre was great for Kelly to learn the “entertainer” side of things, rather than just focusing on vocals. She learned not to talk over people clapping for her.
  • Already Famous with her backup singers is a fun side project. She’s not sure what she’s going to do with it.
  • The live stream abruptly cut off at this point.

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  • sparkle

    I’m ready!

  • bentley1530

    I think this is going to do very well on the radio. I will not mind hearing it a million times.

  • chicksineggz

    omg, kelly is so adorable.

  • sparkle

    I lost the connection and can’t get it back!

  • LadyBeBop

    Big day in the Idolsphere.

    Has anyone remembered another day in which two Idol winners officially debuted their singles on the same day?

  • https://twitter.com/MatejaPraznik Mateja

    Has anyone remembered another day in which two Idol winners officially debuted their singles on the same day?

    I don’t know about Idol winners, but X Factor UK winners Matt Cardle and Alexandra Burke are premiering their singles on Monday, September 5th (The songs will be sent to radio.) At least it looks like it will happen.

  • Ratna12

    I just listened to it on the radio about 2 minutes ago at Los Angeles KBIG 104.3.
    Sounds great , I think it will be a big hit for Kelly.

  • SpenserJ

    I’d totally have a drink or 2 or 3 with Kelly. The Closer & Kyle Chandler are also two of my favorite things. I think we’d be BFF’s :).

    I love the new single, but honestly, I could listen to this girl sing anything. She and Pink have my 2 favorite voices in pop music. It’s rare when I don’t instantaneously jump on the love train with one of their singles. So, I’m not an objective opinion at all.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    One of the duets made the cut. It’s a girl. She is somewhat affiliated with American Idol. (Kara DioGuradi confirmed!)

    Really? If so, FU*K NO! I’m mega pissed!

    ETA: Just got the audio interview to work. Kelly is such a cutie. So natural and just is who she is. Hilarious too! lol

  • heartly

    They just posted an apology video on her facebook for the webcast cutting out. She majorly rambles in it.

    Apology Video

  • Gina

    She was so cute doing the Q & A, and she has a lovely personality. I’m in love with “Mr. Know It All”. It’s one of my favorite songs of hers.

  • chrislongisland

    I love Kelly, so happy to see her and HEAR new stuff from her!

  • 1wildegirl

    Well, the interview was awesome.

    Also, thanks, MJ for capturing this!

  • mandabutter

    •Her celebrity crush is Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights. “He’s so hot..if he weren’t married, I might stalk him. He’s a hottie.”

    Ha. I love him as well. She has good taste.

  • mandabutter

    Finally listened to it. YES YES YES, loves it!! It really doesn’t sound like anything I hear on radio and that is FANTASTIC (imo). Great job Kelly. I will be buying on Oct 25th.

  • TylerWV

    Love it!