Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson released her new single "Heartbeat Song" on Jan. 12. She returns to a pop-rock sound while "turn[ing] it up, up, up all night long."
"Heartbeat Song" is the lead single from Clarkson's upcoming album Piece by Piece. Her most recent release was a Christmas album titled Wrapped in Red which dropped in Oct. 2013. Before that, her last record was 2011's Stronger with the Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." The aforementioned track had a dance music lean to it but "Heartbeat Song" sees Kelly return to a pop-rock sound.
Inspired by new loves in her life since the release of Stronger, husband Brandon Blackstock and their child River Rose, Clarkson sings about getting her groove back on record. Reminiscent of the sugary pop present on 2009's All I Ever Wanted with booming instruments, "Heartbeat Song" finds Kelly wailing atop a pop-rock soundscape once again. "I can feel it rising / Temperature inside me / Haven't felt it for a long time," she belts. This vocally reinvigorated Clarkson is music to the ears on the thunderously heartfelt "Heartbeat Song."
"Heartbeat Song" is now available on iTunes. Clarkson's Piece by Piece album is scheduled to be released sometime in early March. Her last non-festive release, Stronger, dropped in 2011 and peaked at no. 2 on Billboard's albums chart. The record would later get certified for Platinum sales in the U.S. 2013's Wrapped in Red reached no. 3 on Billboard and has moved over 785,000 copies.