Kelly Clarkson producer says her new single could be out by December

Kelly Clarkson, the first and arguably most successful American Idol winner, announced on her blog in late October that she has finished recording her fourth album. And while no release date or title has been set, producer Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), who has worked with Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and, most recently, Weezer, tells that a new single could be out as soon as December — and that it will arrive without a hint of country twang, as some had speculated.

If anything, the song, by virtue of its title, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and the production team behind it, could be seen as a Part B to Clarkson’s monster 2004 hit, “Since U Been Gone.” As it turns out, Dr. Luke says he started developing the new song with pop maestro and “Since U Been Gone” collaborator Max Martin years ago. “After ‘Since U Been Gone,’ we wrote all these songs for Kelly,” Dr. Luke says. “This one, which I think is the first single, we had the chorus a while ago and added the verse more recently. They were going to have it out on Nov. 20, but it just got too late. So now they’re thinking Dec. 8 for a worldwide release, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that ends up being early January.” (A rep for Clarkson says the single has yet to be chosen.)

With a
new team in place (including manager Narvel Blackstock, Reba McEntire’s husband) and the drama of My December behind her, Clarkson exuded nothing but confidence in the
studio, Dr. Luke says. “It’s sick. She sings a song in two hours and kills it. You’re just, like, ‘holy s—.’ She has powerful lungs. She’s like the Lance Armstrong of vocal chords.”

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  • phillip

    i love kelly. i can’t wait to hear her new single and hope she re-encounters the mainstream success she once possessed.

  • Matt

    I am so stoked for this album. I have heard nothing but good news from it.
    =] I hope this album is a success. Kelly deserves it.

  • Josh

    It sounds amazing! Can’t wait!!!

  • Melissa


  • Jess

    Please tell me it is December! I have been dying for a new Kelly for a long time! I hope this new single blows everyone out of the water

  • Doug

    KELLY IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya’ll have no idea how amazing this is! I want this single NOW! Hopefully it will leak since it was suppose to come out next week!

  • Shanna

    Is it just me or does my life would suck without you sound a little cheesy and a little too uhhhh bubble gum pop?! Guess we will have to see when it comes out…

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  • LadySolitaire

    Yay! I can’t wait for Kelly’s new record!

  • Matt

    I highly doubt Kelly will do bubblegum pop.
    Judging from her music of recent xD

  • Steve

    Kelly is my hero! I’m so excited for this single and album. Lets just hope it drops in Dec and not Jan. I dont think i could wait another month.

  • Kylie

    I hope its not another SUBG. I mean dont get me wrong that was an awesome song but i mean come on make someone original and not something of the same. But yes, I want to hear this song soooo bad!

  • DALE

    It’s funny that she needs dr.luke to write her hits, he’s the true talent.

  • Nate

    Alot of singers sing songs written by other people. Fail to see what is funny about something that happens everyday there Dale.

  • DALE

    The album should be called lukasz gottwald featuring kelly clarkson. Alot of artists who don’t write they’re material have a tendency to rely on “hitmakers” what happens when luke isn’t around?… oh yeah “my december”.

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