Since U Been Gone: We Want You to Sing Like Lindsay

Okay, okay, so Kelly Clarkson’s new single is nothing like we had hoped it would be, especially in light of how awesome the singles off her last album proved.

I couldn’t find one guy, straight or otherwise, who wasn’t obsessed with Since U Been Gone. (i.e, this)

People in Kelly’s camp are not taking this situation lightly, as poor Kelly is being slammed for not going with her previous team of producers and songwriters for her album, My December, with a release date that has been held off until July 24th as a result of all the disagreements. Instead, Kelly opted to take a more original, authentic route by penning the majority of the songs herself.

So far, her noble efforts havn’t worked so well. Clarkson’s label hates her stuff so much, that they went so far as to pawn Lindsay Lohan songs from her last album, on to Kelly, as if no one would notice the same song on both CD’s!

According to People, Kelly broke it down for MTV in a juicy and lengthy confession:

“My label literally sent me a Lindsay Lohan track from her last album and wanted me to record it for my new album…and while I like Lindsay Lohan, like I’m cool with her and I think she sings the song well … it’s already been on an album. I don’t care what pop star it is.”

“They were just sending me stuff that was like almost insulting. I’m like, ‘You can’t even find new songs?….Everybody always wants me to go in different directions. Obviously they’re a record label so they need to sell records. They want the formula writers and the formula producers that do everybody else’s stuff, and while I love some of those people…and I don’t mind working with that…I just don’t like working with someone that gives you a song and is like, ‘Oh, I wrote this for you.’ But you find out that they’ve given it to every other artist and they turned it down, you know?”

Whatever. I feel bad for Kelly. She’s actually got talent, and she knows, and I know, and we all know that it would be a huge insult to have everyone you work with try and pass down singles from other young, pop starlets in an effort to bring more success to an upcoming album – especially if it’s a song that has already been featured on another recent album, and especially if that other recent album was Lohan’s. Blugh!

I wish Kelly luck. The music industry seems extremely frustrating, demanding and unfair, no matter how you look at it. Her new CD probably won’t be half as successful as her last one, but atleast her integrity will stay intact.

And that’s a hell of a lot more than other “pop stars” can say these days.

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