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Kelly Clarkson recently opened up out the leaked ‘stolen’ songs that surfaced last month. A bunch of Kelly’s songs hit that internet and she was not too pleased, especially since the songs were not only old, but just demos!
In mid-July, Kelly Clarkson returned from a vacation in Tahiti to discover that almost an albumâ€™s worth of her songs had leaked onto the Internet. Naturally, she was none too pleased. â€œOh my God, have you ever been robbed? I have. Iâ€™ve been physically robbed a couple of times, but this is much worse,â€ Clarkson tells EW exclusively in her first public remarks about the incident.
Clarkson says she has no clue how songs including â€œLet Me Down,â€ â€œDumb + Dumb = U,â€ â€œCleopatra,â€ â€œDonâ€™t Be a Girl About Itâ€ ended up online. But once they did, fans, eager for new material from the singer, quickly snatched them up.
Sure, the tunes were well-received, but there was a problem: They were old, and most of them werenâ€™t even meant for her. â€œThere are songs out there that are from eight or 10 years ago [from when Clarkson was recording her first album, Thankful.] â€¦ People are always asking me to write for other artists. Theyâ€™re awesome songs, [but] theyâ€™re just not songs I would normally sing.â€
The singer was also concerned for her fans â€” and her image. â€œThose songs came out and people are like, â€œOh my God, what direction is Kelly going?â€ she says. â€œI think what made me mad was that: 1) People stole from me, and 2): Everybody had no idea what my next album was going to sound like. That really caused a lot of confusion.â€
A couple of the leaked tunes (Clarkson wonâ€™t say which ones) will make it on to her fifth studio album, Stronger, which is schedule to drop Oct. 25. (Her lead single, â€œMr. Know It All,â€ is scheduled to be released in early September.) â€œHereâ€™s the best part though,â€ she promises fans. â€œNothing thatâ€™s leaked is the final version. Those are all demos.â€
So while sheâ€™s excited for her next album, she admits that even she hasnâ€™t heard the final version of the release. â€œI donâ€™t even have it, by the way, because Iâ€™m so freaked out to put it on my computer,â€ she says.
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