Kelly Clarkson will release a new album this year. Really. At some point.
But the first-ever American Idol champion has taken to Facebook and delivered sad news to fans: the CD won't be available until the fall.
“I recently found out that my album won’t be coming out until September," she wrote. "The album has been recorded, but I can’t release it until then. 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!”
Little is known about the upcoming album, but Clarkson has said it will possess a cover of Eric Hutchinson’s “Why Don’t You Try” and is “influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there’s a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs.”