Kelly Clarkson has released “Run Run Run,” her collaboration with fellow musician John Legend and the latest teaser track from Piece By Piece, her upcoming album. The song is an emotional ballad that features soaring vocals from both musicians over simple instrumentation. Lyrically, Clarkson and Legend are ruminating over a failed relationship, wondering why they ran away from one another and how they will move on. The track is a cover, and it was originally performed by German pop rock band Tokio Hotel.
In the last few weeks, Clarkson has released three additional songs from the Piece By Piece tracklist, including the album’s lead single “Heartbeat Song,” “Invincible,” and most recently, “Piece By Piece,” which Clarkson has described as the most personal song on the album. Piece By Piece will be Clarkson’s sixth studio album following the release of Stronger in 2011 and her 2013 album of Christmas Carols. John Legend is fresh off the stage after two high profile performances of his song “Glory,” which was included on the Selma soundtrack. Legend won an Academy Award with the song in the Best Original Song category. He is no stranger to winning awards. During the summer of 2014, Legend topped the charts for the first time with his single “All Of Me.”
Recently, Clarkson commented that she had struggled to find pop musicians willing to collaborate with her, claiming that it is almost as though she has a contagious disease that scares people away. She went on to explain that John Legend was the only artist who expressed an interest in moving forward, so they got to work in the studio. Clarkson and Legend have worked together in the past as judges on ABC’s singing competition Duets. In the wake of Clarkson’s comments, the media jumped to her defense, wondering why anyone would refuse to work with the original American Idol winner. Since then, Clarkson has taken to social media to explain that her comments had been blown out of proportion, and that she had been joking.
“Run Run Run” was included on Tokio Hotel’s 2014 release, Kings of Suburbia. The track was released as the first teaser single in the weeks before the album was released, and it was supported by a music video. Although the album was one of the band’s best selling albums, they failed to chart in the United States. The album did make it to number 17 on the World Albums Top 40 charts. The band will be embarking upon the Feel It All World Tour in the coming months.
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