When an artist is dedicated to her craft it can be very annoying to keep having album release dates pushed back. Fans have been waiting for Kelly Clarkson’s next album for quite awhile now and it seems like the release date only keep getting pushed back. As of late though it seems that a release date may actually be a go. Always one to keep in touch with her fans, Clarkson recently twittered that she was looking forward to the release of her fifth studio album. Based on her latest tweets it looks as if the first single from the album will be released late August.
Clarkson was the first American Idol winner and the start of a chain of pop artists created by public that have obtained commercial and in some cases critical success. From her initial albums, which mainly focused on fun pop themes, Clarkson has gravitated toward a more rock-tinged form of pop for her later albums. As is often the case with musicians created through the American Idol machine there is not the degree of control over the direction of the music that some artists hope for.
Clarkson has promised that the new album will pay homage to the wide variety of genres that have influenced her musically including, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead. Those are some pretty diverse sources of inspiration, so Clarkson’s new album promises to be quite the interesting blend of styles. She will be working with some producers that she has long collaborated with, but there will also be some new producers bringing some interesting creative direction to the new album. As an indication of the direction of the new album there have been a few sample tracks leaked over the past month.
With critics preemptively saying that this new album promises to be one of he best, it is definitely worthwhile to keep yourself in the Kelly Clarkson loop. It is easy to follow her on Twitter, and no doubt the amount of postings will increases dramatically as the release date for the new album approaches. Hopefully the new album will show that Clarkson still has a large amount of musical and creative muscle to flex.