I have heard the new Kelly Clarkson song -- and it ROCKS!
Actually, it is more accurate to say that I have heard a remix of the new song, called "Never Again," which is available as part of a promotion that Kelly is doing with Vitamin Water. Apparently, if you purchase a 12-pack of Vitamin Water at Walmart, you will be given access to a download code of a remix of Kelly's new song, which is scheduled for radio release later this week.
But back to the (very eagerly awaited) song -- it's AWESOME. Featuring a bit of a harder edge than Kelly's previous material, she sings (spectacularly) of how she will "never again" believe a lover who has betrayed her. Her voice has a raw edge, but has the unmistakable, thrilling power we've come to expect from Ms. C. While this song (or the remix, at least) is not as instantly memorable as "Since U Been Gone," there is something almost hypnotic about it, and after several listens, the depth of the lyrics and music comes shining through.
I think our girl's got another hit on her hands.