Free Download: Kelly Clarkson "Already Gone

In public relations, there are times to pre-empt a controversy by coming out first a statement before you're criticized. At other times, doing that actually creates a controversy that wouldn't have happened in the first place. Kelly Clarkson and her new single "Already Gone" is an example of the latter.
It takes about five seconds listening to the song to realize Ryan Tedder had a hand in it.
All his songs are extremely melodic, have very distinct percussion, and are gobble up by Americans. He's responsible for "Apologize", "Bleeding Love", Beyonce's "Halo", and Clarkson's new track.
Anyways, Kelly heard Beyonce's song and was all like, "Girl, you stole my jam!" and Beyonce was all like, "Nuh uh girl, I got this from Ryan." and then Kelly was all like, "Ryan! You a playa! You gave me and Beyonce the same song and mine came out later so everyone's gonna be all like Kelly you stole Beyonce's song!" and then Ryan was all like,
"Already Gone” is one of the best song I’ve written or produced since “Bleeding Love” and stands tall on it’s own merits apart from “Halo”. They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or BeyoncĂ© into recording over the same musical track, the idea is both hurtful & absurd.I think when people hear “Already Gone” they will hear what I hear-one of the greatest female vocalists on earth giving her most haunting and heart-breaking performance on a song she helped write. I challenge people to listen and form their own opinions."
If Clarkson wouldn't have said anything, this wouldn't be an issue...but she did and now Ryan Tedder is pissed and will never write for her again. In a bit of damage control, the song is being offered for free. You can download it here. Honestly, all this extra press is probably helping the song and her album All I Ever Wanted sell better than it would have. Go ahead form your own opinion here:


PBS said...

The songs are kind of the same but lyrically that are totally different. Halo is a hopeful song and Already Gone is about a failed relationship.

Nate Dogg said...

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bo peep said...

Did you really overhear that convo between Beyonce and Kelly? That's crazy! Then the fact that you got a direct response to the situation from Ryan himself is quite amazing. I really like the Kelly Clarkson song. It' does seem very heartfelt and truly if I didn't read that there was a controversy at all I wouldn't have thought one thing about it. Sometimes PR people go a little overboard!

PS Nate Dogg sounds a little crazy/creepy... no offense.

hun*ter said...

Yeah, they were over at my house for family night and I heard them fighting so I grabbed some paper and scribbled down what they said.

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