Kelly Clarkson releases ‘Heat’ as new single
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With a massive multi-million dollar contract with NBC, Kelly Clarkson has been non-stop on the go since last year when she became the latest coach on “The Voice” and released her seventh non-holiday studio album. On Friday, June 8, she once again took the stage on another NBC program to introduce her new single “Heat.”

Clarkson made the rounds on NBC’s “Today Show” to chat with Hoda Kotb as well as perform a series of songs along with a casual behind the scenes Q&A. Clarkson went back into her catalog to sing her 2003 single “Miss Independent” and gave it her all considering it was so early and the singer-songwriter had just arrived in NYC from Nashville the night before. She then performed “Heat,” a song previously used in “The Voice” commercials, and following, the voice-over commentator announced that it was her new song. Clarkson is now promoting the new single via a video Instagram ad.

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“Heat” is a catchy mid-tempo tune taken from her latest album Meaning of Life. It describes a relationship where she’s giving it her all but she’s needing and wanting more from the other person in order for her to stick around. “Come turn this around/ No no don’t let me down/ I need more heat from ya, baby/ Make me feel weak for ya, babe,” she sings in the infectious chorus complimented by her touring backup singers.

“Heat” as a single has been in the running for some time now. Late in 2017, she was choosing between the new track and “Medicine” and ultimately went with the latter. It was announced when she appeared on “The Voice” as a guest to perform the song but Clarkson’s guitarist Aben Eubanks confirmed to AXS that it had been put on the backburner for the ballad “I Don’t Think About You” instead.

“Heat” is being sent to AC and Hot AC radio stations in the U.S. and can be heard above.

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