Kelly Clarkson delivered a pop-rock version of Olivia Rodrigo’s breakout ballad, “Drivers License”.
Performed as part of the Kellyoke segment on Kelly Clarkson’s Show, Clarkson and his band, Y’all, reworked the song to sound like some of his earlier work, with heavier drums and the addition of a guitar.
Take a look at the cover below.
The Kellyoke segment has seen Clarkson cover a wide range of tracks this year alone. Last week, she delivered an energetic version of Charli XCX’s 2014 hit, “Boom Clap”.
Earlier this year, she covered “Mad World” by Tears For Fears as well as a faithful rendition of “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters.
Kelly Clarkson’s Show has been a successful business for Clarkson. Following the release of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show after nearly two decades, NBC revealed that Clarkson’s schedule will take that daytime slot.
“By 2022, Kelly Clarkson’s Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment programs and an asset to our early afternoon news broadcasts, ”said Valari Staab, President of NBCUniversal Local, of the time slot change.
As for Rodrigo, she recently released her debut album ‘Sour’ which contains ‘Drivers License’ as well as the current UK Number One single ‘Good 4 U’.
Rodrigo is the youngest artist in history to have both the UK single and number one album. Additionally, Rodrigo also made history by becoming the first female artist to have three top five singles in the UK charts at the same time, with “Good 4 U”, “Deja Vu” and “Traitor”.
In a review of ‘Sour’, NME‘s Rhian Daly wrote: “When your first release is a track as ubiquitous as’ Drivers License’, it must be difficult to make a full album to match.
“For the most part, Rodrigo surpassed the bar she set for this single, sharing with us a masterpiece that was almost confident, cool and exhilarating in reality. He is not a fleeting artist. , but an artist with whom we will live for years to come.