Kelly Clarkson Adds Her Own ‘Magic’ to Coldplay Cover for Kellyoke
Kelly Clarkson closed out a week of performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show with a dazzling rendition of “Magic” by Coldplay. The song first appeared on the band’s album Ghost Stories, released in 2014. Joined by her band Y’all, Clarkson added a soulful simmer to the record during the performance.
Earlier this week, Clarkson delivered new renditions of songs like “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens and “Faithfully” by Journey featuring Jude Keyz. She also broke her streak of performing only covers with a special debut live performance of her latest single, “Mine,” which will appear on her forthcoming album Chemistry.
Set for release on June 23, Chemistry marks Clarkson’s first original body of work in six years. Last year, she released the 6-track Kellyoke EP that featured some of her greatest covers, from taking on Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” and The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” to Whitney Houston’s “Queen of the Night” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou.”
“Many fans have been asking me for years about a new project, and I’ve been working on a new album. It’s just taken a minute,” Clarkson told her audience earlier this week. “That song that I just did is actually one of the first singles being released from the record.”
She added: “It’s called ‘Mine’ and we don’t really need to explain it because, you know, the lyrics, they’re pretty self-evident. But I was feeling all the feelings when I wrote that one. Anyway, it’s one of those songs, though, that I really wanted to release as one of the first singles to go out because I just love that I’ve never really done anything like that on a chorus, never changed tempo in a song. It was just a different vibe for me overall. I was very excited about it — but obviously, it’s also just very angry and sad. But I let it out and I feel great now.”
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