There’s a Fall album preview in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, with Sarah Michele Gellar on the cover, hitting newsstands this week, that mentions CDs from Scotty McCreery (Oct 4), Lauren Alaina (Oct 11), Kelly Clarkson (Oct 25) and Adam Lambert (November TBA)
There’s not much information in the preview we haven’t already heard (Scotty & Lauren’s producers, Adam’s new “Outlaws of Love”), but in a two-page spread on the soundtrack of Kelly Clarkson’s life, she reveals some new details about her upcoming album, Stronger, set for an October 25 release. (There’s also a very nice NEW photo of Kelly accompanying the article).
She says there will be a song called ‘You Love Me’ on Stronger that’s very “Tina Turner” like. In the past, she’s had to fight for certain songs to be singles, but this time she and the label love them all and will see what people like. “You Love Me” is Kelly’s favorite off the new album. Also, Songwriter Bonnie McKee (“California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Dynamite”) contributed to the set.
Here’s a summary of the Soundtrack of Kelly’s Life:
- The Song That Made Kelly Want To Sing: Reba’s “Read My Mind” Kelly talks about growing up in a single parent household and how lonely it was. She says it may sound cheesy but Reba’s voice made her feel like she was really at home.
- The Song That Reminds Kelly Of Her First Boyfriend: Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” Apparently that boyfriend sang the whole song to Kelly on the phone, and she says she was that a**hole who spent the whole time laughing. She says she’s really glad it was over the phone and not in person because she was able to cover the receiver to hide the fact that she thought it was so stupid. She said if he’d wanted to impress her he should’ve sung Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator”
- Idol Song: Bette Midler’s “Stuff Like That There” Kelly says people come up to her and talk to her about that winning moment but for her, the biggest moment was being able to get up on that stage and perform that song. She loves big band and Bette Midler and you don’t really hear stuff like that on the radio these days because it’s so beat driven.
- Song She Never Wants To Perform Again: “A Moment Like This” She says she gets it, it’s a song that was meant to celebrate the winning AI moment but it wasn’t written for her.
- Song She Wishes She Had Written: Patty Griffin’s “Top Of The World” (which was recorded and released by the Dixie Chicks) She says it’s weird that she loves that song so much because it’s so sad but it’s so beautiful.
- Song She Wants To Be Remembered By: “Because Of You” because of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into it getting released. She says she had to fight for it and nobody liked it until it became a #1 worldwide hit.