More on Kelly Clarkson’s New Single!

As I said yesterday, Kelly Clarkson’s new album will NOT be called Masquerade as reported by the Wall Street Journal.  That’s according to Kelly’s publicist, I’m hearing. Her peeps wouldn’t spill the title, but the blog Pop Justice is reporting the title as All I Ever Wanted.

A few Katy Perry tunes are rumored to be on the album, including one called à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Long Shotà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .   Also, rumor has it that the Daughtry duet is on, and ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s called à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Temporary.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Ãƒâ€š   Check out the lyrics to the title track in comments HERE.

Pop Justice has also heard Kelly’s new single, “My Life Would Suck Without You” and files this report:

What’s it like? Well, you cannot escape the fact that the intro is so similar to ‘Since U Been Gone’ you will probably think you are indeed listening to ‘Since U Been Gone’. Lyrically the song does actually lend itself to thoughts of being a sort of ‘Since U Been Gone Part Two’ and one could, at a push, see it picking up that song’s story four years on with Kelly realising that despite the earlier song’s defiant howl of independence she does, in fact, want her ex back. ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ is about the fella returning tail between legs (“guess this means you take back what you said before, like how much you wanted anyone but me”) and a relationship starting up again and being quite jolly in spite of all the previous nonsense.

The chorus goes “we belong together now, forever united here somehow, you got a piece of me and honestly my life would suck without you”. Except it’s not just “my life would suck without you”, it’s “my life (MY LIFE!) would suck (WOULD SUCK!) without you”. “I know that I’ve got issues but you’re pretty messed up too” is another good line; we also like the middle eight bit with “being with you is so dysfunctional, I really shouldn’t miss you, but I can’t let you go”.

Pop Justice also reports, most surprisingly, that the song has NO BRIDGE, which is really odd for a pop song.

Here’s the structure of the song laid out, according to the report:

1. Long intro with ‘Since U Been Gone’ guitary noise.

2. Vocal joins guitary nose with drumbeat.

3. Song explodes into chorus.

4. Song pulls back into second verse.

5. Chorus

6. Middle eight: everything drops out, ‘Since U Been Gone’ guitar noise starts up underneath vocal, drumbeats and Since U Been Gone guitar noise lead into big whooshing noise into…

7. Chorus which leads to hilarious 80s rolling synth drumfill thing (we don’t know what it is but you’ll know what we mean when you hear it) which leads to…

8. Final chorus, sudden end, guitar noise, ‘fin’.

There is no bridge. NO BRIDGE! Production is halfway between ‘Since U Been Gone’ and Pink’s ‘So What’, with some drum machines chucked in. The song is three minutes and thirty two seconds long – only two seconds away from the Optimum Pop Duration – and comes in at about 145bpm. This BPM means that nightclub rotation will inspire more in the way of hands in the air/pointing/shouting than proper dancing. The song is better than anything Kelly did before ‘Since U Been Gone’ and it’s also better than anything she’s done since ‘Since U Been Gone’, so it should keep people happy. It is a pop song.

Also, from the blog Chart Rigger (and thanks to the peeps who are finding this great stuff!).   Here’s the Crypt Keeper himself, Clive Davis, explaining his own brilliance to Bill Maher, while the “My Life Would Suck Without You” demo plays in the background. The song’s composer/producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, is also part of the interview:

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  • terps

    I can’t wait to hear this, It will be out just in time for her to sing it on Idol!!!

  • tinawina

    As someone who usually doesn’t mind Katy Perry, I am horrified by her singing on that song. But Kelly should KILL on that, if she is indeed covering it.

    Clive Davis makes me want to punch him in the mouth. HA. You can pick hits Clive? Break Anotha, anybody? Clay’s cover album? Over It? Whatever, Clive.

    Man, I am so ready for Kelly I almost can’t stand it.

  • oceana

    I wish Clive would pipe down so I could hear the demo. LOL

    It sounds like a fun song to listen to. I loved SUBG so will probably love this too.

    As for the lyrics not being about a powerful woman, we all are weak sometimes and life is full of compromises, so it’s realistic.

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I know that Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve got issues but youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re pretty messed up tooà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . For some reason I like that line. It’s so true. We’re not perfect and neither are the people we form relationships with.

    It’s not p.c. so that might work in its favor. I look forward to hearing the other songs on the cd and hope they won’t all be quite so downbeat in sentiment. I like strong, angry Kelly so she can’t go away that’s for sure.

  • jan

    There might be a duet with Kelly & Daughtry called Temporary? So should we listen to it next to a David Cook song called Permanent?

  • oceana

    ha ha, temporary/permanent, good one.

    The duet should be cool. Can’t wait to hear it.

    I want DC to do a duet with Kelly next time. :)

  • Trina

    LEAK ALREADY, DAMNIT! :wallbash_tb:

  • GwendolynD

    Creepier still was Clive “rocking out” to the song….


  • sma11ie

    Ooh, the song sounds promising. Looking forward to it.

    But what’s up with Clive’s heavy hand in Kelly’s albums? I thought he was in semi-retirement and stopped being so influential in the Idol albums. Anyway, anyone have an idea what determines his degree of influence on the Idol albums? I know he strong-armed the single choice for Blake since he complained about it, and apparently Clive’s “special album” for Bo screwed him over, but I haven’t heard anything about his hand in decisions for Jordin, Carrie, Daughtry, Archie, or DC. I know the label had final say for song choices for Archie’s album based on that interview with the co-writers of ALTNOY, but no indication that it was Clive. Just wondering if anyone had insight. Or is it just a case of us not hearing about Clive’s influence unless the Idol complains?

  • mcm

    MJ, thanks for all the info.
    What does Kelly’s publicist say about the Daughtry duet?
    My sources have told me it’s not happening.

  • oceana

    Clive had a lot of influence with Clay’s cds too.

  • terps

    Simon said Clive helped out on Leona’s album

  • primeminister

    Clive should stay far away from white pants.

    Can’t wait for a leak of Kelly’s song!

  • SashaB

    Um, Clive is still in the land of the living right? that photo ^^ is skeery.

    Yay for Kelly. I know she’s going to hit it out of the park. Watch out Katy Perry, Kelly’s back!

  • bjames

    clive bobbing his head to a song called “my life would suck without you” creeps me out so. much.

  • sma11ie

    Watch out Katy Perry, Kellyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s back!

    I’d much rather hear Kelly sing Katy Perry’s stuff than to see/hear more of KP herself on my TV/radio cuz I seriously can’t stand her even though she has some okay songs. I like Katy Perry-type songs cuz they can be catchy and fun, but I hate KP’s voice, personality, and performance skills, whereas Kelly tends to elevate the material she’s given.

  • abbysee

    I hate what Clive did to Kelly’s My December. He screwed her. But, I will not lay the total blame on the suckage that was Clay’s cover cd at his feet. Apples and oranges indeed. My December was good, Clay’s cd, not so much, and it’s not that a cover cd is just bad by virtue of being a cover cd. It has something to do with the material and the singer. Word is from Clay himself that his next will be another cover cd. Somehow I don’t think we can blame all horrible things on Clive. The white pants is something else entirely.

  • chewsday

    I like Kelly, but “My life would suck without you” just doesn’t do it for me as a title or lyric. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I don’t let my high school students use any version of “sucks” in class. It may be a part of pop culture, but it’s the lowest common denominator part. (And no, I’m not as “ancient” as you might think,lol!)

  • neonorange

    That clive vid was just plain creepy. That man’s makes my skin crawl. ewww. need to shower now.

    I hate hearing how they talk about music as just a commodity – lyrics aren’t important – shit. I know that’s the biz but it sure still sounds crappy when you her Mr Crypt Keeper himself happily congratulating himself on his savvy. Clive just keeps on sucking the life outta poor Kelly.

    I do hope the song is good though.

  • beachn

    I have a theory that Narville recommended to Kelly to make things right with Clive after the My December debacle. Based on that, I am excited to see what she
    does after this CD. The upcoming CD will even the score with Clive. Will she remain with RCA under Clive’s thumb or does Narville have a new plan for her ?
    I am excited about this cd but after that, I think Kelly can do whatever Kelly wants to do with no strings attached. Kelly can sing in any genre and as she matures in age and wisdom I think Poppy Kelly will fade away and her sound will mature to something more along the lines of Ray LaMontagne, Patty Griffin, or Country.
    I predict Narville will be a great manager as Reba is a great mentor for her.
    Kelly could be huge as a mature adult singer a la Streisand (no comparison intended except for the “huge” factor).