When people were anticipating, Kelly Clarkson's comeback, everyone was hoping she'd return with another manbashing tune ala Since U Been Gone or a ginormous pop song with a stadium sized chorus in the vein of My Life Would Suck Without You. And with reports the first single to be released off her fifth studio album Stronger was called Mr. Know It All, speculation hit the roof.
However, with the soulful sounds of Mr. Know It All being instant radio food and a slow grower, the single has so far done a peak at #18 on the Hot 100 in its debut week and has started to shuffle down the charts. People started to turn away from softly sassy Kelly, but Kelly has recently uploaded album cut What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) to her YouTube channel, saying a lot of variations of this song has been leaked online and wanted everyone to hear the real one - basically what she's saying is this is the real one, it's the new single, now listen to it.
And it's good. It's not as outrightly pop/rock as Since U Been Gone or Never Again, though it may start out like it could, once it hits the chorus, it takes a more pop lane right smack into P!nk territory.
If people didn't like Mr. Know It All, they might warm right back to Kelly with this. Take a listen below.