London (ANI): American pop singer Kelly Clarkson has revealed that she is unhappy with her new single release 'Already Gone", as it sounds too similar to Beyonce"s hit tune 'Halo". Clarkson, 27, has had to defend the track after she received criticism for its likeness to Beyonce"s release, but she insists that any comparisons are down to songwriter and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who worked with both artists on their respective songs.
“Ryan and I met each other at the record label, before he was working with anyone else... We wrote about six songs together, four or five of them made the album," the Daily Star quoted her as saying. “It was all fine and dandy. I"d never heard of a song called Halo... (Beyonce"s) album came out when my album was already being printed."
“No one"s gonna be sitting at home, thinking, 'Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyonce and Kelly the same track to write to." No, they"re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off. I called Ryan and said “I don"t understand. Why would you do that?" she said.
Clarkson also blasted her record label bosses, and says that she had “fought and fought" with executives at Sony Music to prevent Already Gone being her new release, but they"ve ignored her pleas and are pressing ahead with it as a single.
“In the end, they"re releasing it without my consent. It sucks, but it"s one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album," she said. “At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. It"s kind of a s**tty situation, but... you know, you learn," she added.