It’s emotions over perfection for Kelly Clarkson
Los Angeles: Singer Kelly Clarkson says she doesn’t want to be “perfect” at her art and would rather focus on putting more emotion in her songs.
Clarkson grew up singing classical music where she had to take care of the nuances, but now inducing emotions into her songs is a priority for her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I have changed drastically from when I started. I grew up singing classical music, and everything had to be perfect. All of those competitions: you had to nail it, every time. That came down to tone and pitch and lyrics. So when I first started, I was really hard on myself,” the “Because of you” hitmaker told radio.com.
She added: “One time at a show in Australia, I came backstage and I was so bummed (about my performance) and my manager said, ‘This is ridiculous, you did a really good job! You need to let go of the idea that you have to nail every note every time. You don’t have to have perfect pitch every time to be amazing!’
“That was the point where I started letting go of that.
“I’m not perfect every time you see me, but I’m definitely having fun. I’d rather be an emotional singer than a perfect one. But learning that was a good ol’ big bridge that I had to cross. I feel like if you harp on it too much, you lose the soul and you start to sound like a robot. Which certain producers love! But I don’t.”