Kelly Clarkson is back and offering us not one, but two singles as well as a slight genre change on “Love So Soft” and “Move You.”
It has been a couple of years since Clarkson’s underwhelming and underperforming, Piece By Piece (not including the title track…what an emotional track!!), and now she’s jumping on the bandwagon that Beyoncé started back in 2008, with a double single release.
Clarkson has moved record labels during her time off in order to follow the sound she now connects with – and that sound is the beautiful vibes of soul.
The main single (as it has a video), “Love So Soft,” is the radio pusher here and while there is a definite soul sound, it still has nods to what Clarkson offered in her early career on tracks like “Miss Independent” – the main similarity is the sass and attitude that the Idol winners vocals possess.
What really brings this track to life are the vocals, Clarkson can compete with most on the power front, but it’s the way she uses her voice here, such as the more chanted chorus compared to the hair dryer effect we’re used to!
And the video!? What a beautiful way to kick off an album campaign – and what a budget!
The second track, “Move You,” is more of the typical Clarkson ballad that puts her effortlessly powerful vocals front and centre for us to marvel over!
The gospel vibes that the song offers perfectly compliments the tones of her voice as well as offering a lighter kind of ballad to what we expect from the star – e.g. “Because Of You.”
It’s great to have Clarkson back in pop, and we can’t wait for her eighth album, “Meaning Of Life,” to be released on October 27th.
Check out both singles below and let us know what you think in the comments!