Giving away her songs isn’t the sort of thing Kelly Clarkson does easily. She says they are like her “babies.” But she gave one to Brit boyband One Direction. They must be very special.
Kelly writes in Britain’s Daily Star (where she was acting as “guest editor,” though I’m not entirely clear on what that means, like, if she was assigning stories, preparing the editorial lineup, copy editing people’s writing or what) “People have asked for songs and I’m like: ‘I can’t stand their voice, they’re not singing my song.’” But when Simon Cowell asked her to write for One Direction, after listening to them, she said OK, “as I like the story of them, how they came together as a group.”
The song she contributed to the group’s album is “Tell Me A Lie.”
Kelly says, “While I wrote the song for me, it didn’t fit in the current album as I never want an album to sound like one thought.”
She adds that she thinks people are attracted to 1D’s “innocence” and namechecks Ellie Goulding and Jessie J as British stars she likes.
Here’s “Tell Me A Lie.” Like it? Was she right to give it away or should she have kept it for herself?