Special to the Chronicle
Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas album, “Wrapped in Red,” was released on Oct. 29. Clarkson’s album features covers and original material, both of which are equally impressive and enjoyable.
The first song on the album, "Wrapped in Red," has a slow melody. It's a motivational love song with lyrics about going after what (and who) the artist wants.
“I’m going to risk it all / This Christmas/ I’m not afraid to fall,” Clarkson sings. The lyrics are about Clarkson’s determination to put herself out there again.
Clarkson, known for her powerful belting, showcases her vocal strength in her rendition of “Run Run Rudolph” and creates an energetic vibe. It’s a great song to dance to.
Then, by toning down her dynamic vocals, Clarkson is able to deliver a beautiful, subtle performance of “Have Yourself A Very Little Christmas.”
Along with these covers of classic Christmas songs, Clarkson is still able to bring out her own pop style with her original material.
This winter, if you’re looking for a soundtrack that makes you want to dance and sing your heart out while decorating the house and baking cookies, "Wrapped In Red" is that album.