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>>Kelly Clarkson is figuring out the direction for her next album by recording several demos– all that seem to find their way to the internet. The latest, titled Wash, Rinse, Repeat, is probably one of the biggest standouts. Not because of its quality but because of its subject matter.
The tune has the blogosphere buzzing that it is a not-so-subtle dig at her past collaborator, OneRepublic frontman, songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder. Kelly was famously unhappy with Tedder for his reuse of her Already Gone track. The track can also be heard on Beyonce’s Grammy award winning single Halo. With lyrics like “Give me old/Rip it off/Let’s see if it sticks to the wall again,” who could blame the blogs for coming to this conclusion?
Besides the apparent Tedder dig, the song seems to take shots at the current music industry as a whole. Heavy on auto-tune, Kelly drives home the point that practically everything on radio sounds the same. The issue with this song is that Kelly transforms herself into one of the talent-limited, unoriginal artists she’s poking fun of to make her point. This is probably deliberate but her stance would have been much stronger if she did this in her own style, the way Pink successfully bashed her air-headed counterparts in her signature pop/rock sound in Stupid Girls.<<
· 9 years ago