Friday, July 31

Beyonce VS Kelly (Clarkson?)

I think i just heard the sound of a songwriter's career fading to black. Though Beyonce released 'I Am....blah blah blah' back in November 2008, and Kelly Clarkson dropped her 3rd effort 'All I Ever Wanted' back in March of this year. The My Life Would Suck Without You singer has decided to wait until THIS week to make some noise about the similarities between her new single 'Already Gone' and Beyonce's 'Halo', both written and produced by Ryan Tedder. While The songwriter in me can absolutely hear that these two pieces were penned by the same author, the marketer within is puzzled as to why Kelly & her team thought that this public lashing would be a good idea? Granted, getting your name in the same controversial sentence with Beyonce's is a great way to get 'upgraded' (*cough *Rihanna*) but this scenario is no different that the countless # of songs produced by a single producer that were carbon copies of eachother (i.e: EVERYTHING that was produced by Stargate circa 2005-2008.)

We already know what Halo sounds like, so take a listen @ KelClark's "Already Gone" and tell me what you think:

In her defense Kelly told CBS Radio this week, that she's just recently heard Beyonce's Halo & immediately phoned Ryan afterward stating: "No one's gonna be sitting at home, thinking, 'Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyoncé and Kelly the same track to write to". "No, they're just gonna be saying I ripped someone off".

Hmmm..... Valid?