The voice of a generation Kelly Clarkson released her new album Piece by Piece earlier this month, so naturally it’s the only thing I’ve been listening to. On repeat. All day. Every day.
The album as a whole has a really fun 80s pop feel. There’s some nice diversity on it too, with certain tracks veering toward electronic, dance, soul and R&B.
Want a little taste? Here’s my current top three from Piece by Piece.
Dance With Me
Promptly following my iTunes download of the new album, I scanned the track list and skipped right to this song. The title alone tipped me off that I just might love it — and I do!
This song is plain and simple dance pop fun. I’d love love love to get down to it in a club. But should it fail to catch the attention of any DJs, I’ve already had a few (really fun!) kitchen dance parties to this tune.
In the Blue
This gem’s available as part of the deluxe edition, proving paying a couple extra bucks for more Kelly is totally worth it. I love that it’s mellower than some of Kelly’s well-known shouty hits. That soft, smooth sound of her voice as she hits such a high register in the chorus is just gorgeous.
(I sadly can’t find a decent embeddable version of this song, so just trust me and go buy it, mmkay?)
Penned by Sia, Invincible shows off Kelly’s pipes with a more raw, emotional feel than some of her poppier songs. The music’s also a bit more pared down, again emphasizing her voice as the star of the show. In true Kelly form, the message here is one of empowerment. This is sure to be her biggest single from Piece by Piece, and I predict a chart-topping hit.