Apparently, music mogul Sony/BMG executive Clive Davis had creative concerns about Kelly Clarkson’s soon to be released album “My December.” In fact, he was so concerned that he attempted to stall the release date. Ms. Clarkson, being the seasoned artist that she is coupled with the fact that she has had to fight her way to the top for years, refused to give up her creative rights as an artist and co-writer of most of the Sophomore album. However, Kelly denied that there was a true feud stating the media was blowing it out of proportion. The not-so-fued was even more questionable when Mr. Davis went out of his way politely choosing not to mention Kelly, her new album, or her new single “Never Again” on the huge 2-hour finale of American Idol. All the while, he gave mention even praising other artists and former idols. –Is this passive aggressive behavior?
After watching the video on aol music:
The video in its own right is o.k. It’s a thriller in a few minutes telling an entire story. I love those!! That’s what videos use to be about. Good choice. However, the look and feel of the song don’t fit Kelly Clarkson! She singing punk but looks pop? I don’t know there’s now Pow! She doesn’t sell the song to me. I commend Kelly on her willingness to put herself out there and try something new (sort of like “pink”) did. Get your foot in the door and then do your own thing is pretty risky. However, it may or may not work. This Alanis Morrisette song doesn’t work for me. Her previous songs were catchy enough for a non-pop fan to make me stop and pick up her album. This is NOT a “Because of You.” What’s the saying about the Sophomore Jinx?
My advice: Kelly. Slow your roll girl. There’s plenty of time to explore. You don’t want to lose your mainstream fan base before you have a LOYAL fan base. The song…gets a 4 on a scale of 1 -10! Yep. –It’s what I do. I can’t help it. I tell it like it T-I-Tiz!!!
American Idol still on top!!!