August 11, 2022

Popstar-turned-daytime tv ray of sunshine Kelly Clarkson frequently performs covers of songs new and outdated on her eponymous speak present. Now, she’s bringing KELLYOKE to tape along with her new EP. The six-song covers venture is out June ninth through Atlantic, and as a preview, Clarkson has shared her rendition of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever.”

Clarkson and her band have coated over 500 songs since The Kelly Clarkson Present premiered in 2019, and whereas the tv performances have lengthy charmed the web, KELLYOKE affords new studio recordings of some alternative tracks, from Eilish’s 2021 single to a Radiohead basic to a track from Linda Ronstadt. The singer defined the origins of the EP in an announcement, noting,

“Music is within the DNA of every part I do, so when The Kelly Clarkson Present began we knew it was the right strategy to kick off each episode. Over 500 songs later, and we’re nonetheless not operating out of fantastic artists to pay tribute to. Selecting simply six was near-impossible, however these songs have been a few of my favorites. Thanks for singing together with me y’all!”

In “Happier Than Ever,” Clarkson stays true to Eilish’s compressed opening vocals earlier than shortly leaping to the track’s explosive second half — an ideal alternative for the American Idol breakout’s mighty voice. Hearken to the quilt under, and scroll onward for KELLYOKE‘s art work and full tracklist. Pre-orders for the EP are ongoing.

Along with internet hosting her personal speak present, Clarkson lately wrapped up American Music Contest, a Eurovision-impressed expertise competitors that she introduced alongside Snoop Dogg.

KELLYOKE EP Art work:

KELLYOKE EPTracklist:
01. Blue Bayou (by Linda Ronstadt)
02. Name Out My Title (by The Weeknd)
03. Happier Than Ever (by Billie Eilish)
04. Queen of the Evening (by Whitney Houston)
05. Trampoline (by Shaed)
06. Faux Plastic Bushes (by Radiohead)

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