Kelly Clarkson: ‘No Point in Getting Angry’ About Leaked Songs
In this day and age, it’s all but impossible for an artist to avoid having his or her music leaked before its official release — a lesson Kelly Clarkson has recently learned all over again, thanks to a series of Web leaks offering fans an early glimpse of her upcoming album.
Weighing in with a new blog post at her site, Clarkson wrote, “Well ….. I get back in the states from a vacation and somehow like 50 of my songs are leaked on the Internet?! No point in getting angry because there’s nothing I can do so I hope y’all like the music. I can’t wait for everybody to hear my actual finished 5th album!”
Leaks have been an ongoing issue for Clarkson with the new album, currently scheduled for a September release. In May, a series of demos hit the Web, and since then, it seems like a new Clarkson track has slipped through the cracks every few days. On the bright side, the online response to her new music has been mostly positive, so she can at least look forward to some decent reviews when the album finally drops.
The new album, which doesn’t have an officially announced title yet, was completed in February, but restructuring at Sony/BMG has kept it waiting in the wings. It will serve as the follow-up to 2009’s ‘All I Ever Wanted,’ which sold more than 900,000 copies in the U.S.