March 16, 2011 06:36:20 GMT
Apologizing for the delay, the winner of 'American Idol' inaugural season tries to ease her devotees' disappointment by promising that the album sounds 'great.'
Although recording session for her new studio album has been done, Kelly Clarkson won't release the CD until September this year. She posted on Facebook, "The album has been recorded but I can't release it until then [September]. I realize that is a long time but that's the best time to release it apparently so I'm sorry for the wait but I promise you it sounds great!"
Kelly recorded the last song in the album on February 25. The "American Idol" graduate shared back then, "This album was influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there's a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs."
One of her favorite songs in the forthcoming CD is titled "Why Don't You Try". It's produced by Steve Jordan and written by Eric Hutchinson. "[It] is highly influenced by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder," she wrote. "Thank you Eric Hutchinson for letting me sing your song."
In 2010 while working on the new album, Kelly hooked up with Jason Aldean in a country music song "Don't You Wanna Stay" for his fourth studio effort "My Kinda Party". She showcased it live with him at the 44th Annual CMA Awards last November.