Ryan Tedder, who produced the music for Beyoncè’s hit single ‘Halo’, is taking shots at Kelly Clarkson for claiming he duped her into using the same track for a song on her latest album.
Earlier this week Clarkson gave up trying to convince her record label not to release the song ‘Already Gone’ as the third single to her album All I Ever Wanted because of the mix up. She said Tedder never told her he gave the same track to Beyoncè and she didn’t find out until ‘Halo’ hit airwaves a couple of months ago, but by then it was too late to pull ‘Already Gone’ from her album.
Now Tedder, who’s also the frontman for the band One Republic, is speaking out, saying the thought of him trying to put one over on Clarkson or Beyoncè is “absurd.“
“‘Already Gone’ is one of the best songs I’ve written or produced since ‘Bleeding Love’ and stands tall on it’s own merits apart from ‘Halo.’ They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically and lyrically and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or Beyoncé into recording over the same musical track. The idea is both hurtful and absurd.
“I think when people hear ‘Already Gone’ they will hear what I hear – one of the greatest female vocalists on earth giving her most haunting and heart-breaking performance on a song she helped write. I challenge people to listen and form their own opinions.”