Maybe “Wash Rinse Repeat” is one song Kelly Clarkson actually wanted to be leaked online, given her beef last year with songwriter Ryan Tedder—because the electro tune, which features some heavy Auto-Tuning of Clarkson’s vocals, appears to serve up a hardly subtle verbal thrashing of the OneRepublic frontman. Hear it below!
Last year Kelly accused Ryan Tedder of offering the same backing track to both her and Beyonce, for songs that eventually ended up being “Already Gone” (on Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted album) and “Halo” (on Beyonce’s I Am…Sasha Fierce).
We asked Tedder about the whole situation in December. “It’s ludicrous. And she knows me well enough to know I’m not an idiot,” he said. “I’m not the kinda guy who’s gonna bust my ass for ten years to try and pull a fast one on Beyonce or Kelly.”
If we’re to go by Clarkson’s newly-surfaced track “Wash Rinse Repeat,” it seems the First Lady of American Idol is sticking to her guns.
The whole song comes across as a slam on Tedder, but particularly scathing is this line: “Music from the past, from the present, well just last week/We will change a note and get away with it, wait and see.”[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Kelly-Clarkson-Wash-Rinse-Repeat-1.mp3" text="Kelly Clarkson - Wash Rinse Repeat" dl="0"]
Kelly also seems to get some digs in on her label. (“Hi, my name is [raspberry] and I’m here to run everything/Spreading like a cancer I will die and take you all with me.”)
Oddly enough, when we spoke to him, Tedder seemed to be of the opinion that Clarkson had indicated her willingness to work with him again.
“Her attorney or somebody from her camp told somebody from my camp that she’s willing to work with me again,” Tedder said. “It really is tough to say. I like Kelly a lot. I have nothing but amazing stuff to say about her… But having said that, it’s like, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. And I just don’t know that I wanna venture—I don’t wanna get some crazy-ass backlash or get my head snapped off for writing a hit song. I do wish her the best, and if we work together in the future, then I will be a happy camper about it and let bygones be bygones.”
Of course, he might be (pardon the expression) changing his tune once he gets a load of “Wash Rinse Repeat.”
What do you think of the song? Should Kelly stick to making music for her fans and leave the drama behind the scenes, or is she right in taking artistic license to stand up for herself?