Kelly Clarkson has a message for the world and she’s been kind enough to share it in multiple languages.
On Thursday, the Stern Show veteran and Grammy-winning pop star released several versions of her uplifting new single “I Dare You,” making it available on her YouTube channel in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Hebrew. She also dropped a global version (above), featuring Kelly trading verses with international artists Blas Cantó, Faouzia, Glasperlenspiel, Maya Buskila, and Zaz.
“I Dare You” was written by Laura Veltz, Ben West, and the Highwomen’s Natalie Hemby—whose female-powered country supergroup memorably performed in the Stern Show studio back in 2019— along with help from longtime collaborator Jesse Shatkin.
“This is my favorite/hardest project that I’ve ever worked on,” Clarkson said in a statement. “It has always been a dream of mine, as I grew up singing in different languages, to find that perfect song, with the perfect message, to connect us all globally and then record that song with several other artists around the world in their native languages.”
“We have put a lot of work into this as a team and decided to continue with our release date of this project because we feel like we all couldn’t be more connected right now across the world, and maybe this message will bring a little hope in this sometimes dark, and isolating time,” she continued. “Thank you so much to all the artists that worked on this with me. We hope everyone out there connects with this message and chooses love instead of fear. I dare you.”
Kelly was an open book when she visited the Stern Show in 2017, opening up to Howard about everything from winning the inaugural season of “American Idol” to starring on the big screen in “From Justin to Kelly.” Clarkson and her band also put on a live concert for listeners, performing hits like “Breakaway” and “Since U Been Gone.” Listen to a clip (below).