Ready for some new — and a lot of old — Kelly Clarkson? The “American Idol” Season 1 winner announced Thursday (Oct. 4) that she’s releasing the new single, “Catch My Breath,” on her first career retrospective, “Greatest Hits — Chapter 1.”
A track list has yet to be revealed for the album, which drops on Nov. 19, but we’re guessing Clarkson’s hits like “Miss Independent,” “Breakaway,” “Since U Been Gone,” “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” seem likely to make the cut. In addition to her new single, the album will also include two other previously unreleased tracks.
“It’s been a decade now since I won American Idol. Sometimes it feels longer because although it has been exciting that was a lot of pressure to have as a 19 year old girl,” Clarkson writes on her website. “To own a company, lead an organization as a business woman, and be able to create music I’m proud of has been tough, but inspiring, for me.”
“To celebrate the strength and longevity that my fans, friends, and family have supported me with I wrote this song ‘Catch my Breath’ with one of my best friends that has seen me through everything,” she continues. “This song represents who I’ve been, what I’ve felt, and where I’m headed as not only an artist but as a 30 year old that is now smart enough to know that it’s time to stop, catch my breath, and be proud of not only what has been accomplished but of all the people that have helped me become the woman I am today.”
The single, co-written by Clarkson, Jason Halbert and Eric Olson, comes out on Tuesday.
Which songs do you want to see on her “Greatest Hits”?