Singer-songwriter Jewel will be releasing a greatest hits album next month featuring her signature songs. The compilation also includes a brand new track along two past singles re-recorded as collaborations. The updated version of “Foolish Games,” now featuring Kelly Clarkson, surfaced online Tuesday.
Jewel's “Greatest Hits” spans her 20 year career, featuring singles from 1995's folksy “Pieces of You” album to 2010's “Sweet and Wild” country record. Among the hits are a new folktronica ballad titled “Two Hearts Breaking” and re-recordings of “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games.” Country trio Pistol Annies is featured on the former while Clarkson guests on the latter.
On “Foolish Games,” a single from “Pieces,” Jewel laments over a piano about not getting the full love back that she puts into a relationship. The frustration and hurt she conveys in the original version is still in tact with Clarkson now backing her up. Kelly originally sings with restraint to complement Jewel's light voice The two harmonize on the chorus before Clarkson gets in the second verse, showing her peeved side as well. During the song's final section, Jewel and Clarkson let that fool know exactly how they feel, unleashing their embittered vocals. It's a fresh take on an always thematically relevant track.
“Greatest Hits” will be released on Feb. 5.
Jewel's "Greatest Hits" tracklist
“Who Will Save Your Soul”
“You Were Meant For Me”
“Down So Long”
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
“Foolish Games” – with Kelly Clarkson
“You Were Meant For Me” – with the Pistol Annies
New Single - "Two Hearts Breaking"
Listen to "Foolish Games" featuring Kelly Clarkson on SoundCloud.com here
Listen to "Two Hearts Breaking" on RollingStone.com here
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