It seems American Idol, pop singer Kelly Clarkson has a wee problem. Her record company, against her protests, has released her new single “Already Gone,” which uses the exact same music as Beyonce’s “Halo,” which has been out for weeks now.
“No one’s gonna be sittin’ at home, thinking ‘Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyoncé and Kelly the same track to write to.’ ” she said. “No, they’re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off…
“I fought and fought” to stop it, she said, but couldn’t. “In the end, they’re releasing it without my consent,” says a frustrated Clarkson. “It sucks, but it’s one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album. At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. It’s kind of a sh- – -y situation, but . . . you know, you learn.” (Huffington Post)
Yeah. Sucks to be her. But is the song any good?
I actually like “Halo” and think Kelly’s version, while obviously using the same version of the music, is different enough that there shouldn’t be too many side eyes. But this is another classic example of how the record label honestly could care less about what you think even if you’re both pop artists with big voices being played on Top 40 radio and there’s a good chance your songs will get played back-to-back somewhere. C’est la vie.
What do you think of the two tracks?