Okay, first the bad news: Original Idol Kelly Clarkson's fifth album has been pushed back ANOTHER month, so it's not coming out until October now. The good news? You can hear a decent-quality version of her rumored new single, "Let Me Down," right now! At least until the powers-that-be yank it down, that is.Never Again," aka the "You Oughta Know" of the "American Idol" franchise. Bitter and presumably semi-autobiographical "Let Me Down" lyrics like "The funny thing about forever/Is it comes with a side of never never," "I wanna think that you'll be different/Smoke and mirrors are so clever clever," and "I've been dying to open my eyes/See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry" indicate that America's sweetheart is still unlucky in love--or at least still drawing on past romantic injustices for musical inspiration.
But while I may be in the minority, given the disappointing sales of her "difficult" (but wildly underrated) third album My December--Clive Davis surely doesn't agree with me here, at least--I love me some Angry Kelly. After all, some of her most classic singles have been breakup songs--um, "Since U Been Gone," anyone?--and while "Let Me Down" doesn't get quite as peppy and fist-pumpy as that perennial Kelly favorite, it doesn't dive quite so deep into the dark as the bunny-boiling, tire-slashing "Never Again," either--there's a hint of the fizzy pop effervescence of Kelly's last album, All I Ever Wanted, here, thanks to the song's irresistibly anthemic, hot-Pink chorus.
In other words: Kelly's done it again. She'll always be the original Idol, and anyone from Season 10 will be lucky to get a song this awesome.
So, what do you think of "Let Me Down as a possible new Kelly single? And speaking of getting angry...what can be done to push her album release date up to, er, RIGHT NOW? Chime in on the message board below.
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