It's been a while since we've heard much from Kelly Clarkson except when she's sharing pictures of her baby girl River Rose on social media like two days ago on Instagram. The picture the three time Grammy winner posted was on the shoot of her new music video "Wrapped In Red." The song is the title track to the holiday album that was released a year ago and it looks as if Team KC is going to repromote the album for the upcoming holiday season. Why not, right?
"Wrapped In Red" was co-written with her friends, two of which are her assistant and guitarist who happen to be married. The song was produced using Phil Spector's wall of sound technique by Greg Kurstin, the sole producer of the album released on RCA Records. Inspired by a scene in the movie Love Actually, Kelly chose a clever title not only for the colour being associated with Christmas but because it's a song with varied emotions about "risking it all."
Last Christmas when Clarkson was trying to promote the holiday album long awaited by fans, she was suffering from violent morning sickness that lasted much of her pregnancy. Having to have had cancel overseas promotions, Kelly did her best to make the rounds in the US on TV and also had an NBC special. It was during her performance of the single "Underneath the Tree" on The Voice that it was evident she was not feeling up to par.
The album Wrapped In Red is a collection of holiday classics like "Run, Run Rudolph," "Silent Night" done with Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood, "Blue Christmas" in a bluesy style and five originals including the title track and "Winter Dreams (Brandon's Song." The idea of a holiday album was brought to Clarkson by her label when they released her first greatest hits, which includes "I'll Be Home For Christmas." She began writing songs during the season that year and photos were released on social media of the studio during the year of Kelly making everything Christmas to get in the spirit.
Produced solely by Greg Kurstin, being of a different faith background, he did not know much about the songs she would be covering. Having worked together on three previous songs, the pair created sweet holiday magic that made the record the best selling holiday album of 2013. The RIAA certified it platinum.