Pop singer Kelly Clarkson released her Christmas album "Wrapped in Red" on Tuesday. Clarkson puts out some original material and takes on holiday classics but she also surprisingly covers an Imogen Heap track.
Most artists release their Christmas albums in the October to make sure people are aware of them when the winter season starts to creep in so it is not an usual practice. Clarkson threw her hat into the holiday album ring this year with "Wrapped in Red." The original "American Idol" has released a cheery original entitled "Underneath the Tree" and a cover of "White Christmas." Now Clarkson's album is out in full and so is her unexpected Imogen Heap cover.
Imogen Heap released the track "Just For Now" back in 2005 on her album "Speak For Yourself." Her airy and light vocals float over the song's dreamy electronica sound. With her holiday update, Clarkson turns "Just For Now" into a robust Christmas ballad. Orchestral production and the melody from "Carol of the Bells" blankets Kelly's cover. Her soulful voice soars on the track as she takes it to new heights. "Just For Now" is not your typical choice for a Christmas album Clarkson makes it work with her stirring rendition.
"Wrapped in Red" was released on October 29.
Listen to "Just For Now" on Spotify.com
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