Released: 4th July 2005.
After relatively little success in the UK charts to date, Kelly Clarkson makes a triumphant return with this mind-blowing pop/rock number. Typically, the song is like many other 'empowering women after a failed relationship' style songs - "Since you've been gone, I can breathe for the first time" she belts out over the chorus. However, this is an exceptionally strong track which showcases Kelly's vocal talent perfectly. The video features a stunning Ms Clarkson ransacking the house of an ex-lover, which makes for entertaining viewing. Kelly's album "Breakaway" will be released shortly, and "Since U Been Gone" has my full backing to reach the top spot this week.
Not one to be struck down by the American Idol curse, very first winner Kelly Clarkson's latest album shows a maturity that indicates she could have a lengthy career ahead of her. "Since U Been Gone" starts out with a little guitar before Kelly launches into a belt-it-out, catchy chorus that has already proved a successful formula in other countries. I'd put money on the UK also finally succumbing to the young artist's charms.