Singer Kelly Clarkson performs onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
"Let Me Down," a seething new Kelly Clarkson song that may appear on the singer's forthcoming fifth album, leaked online in its entirety on Wednesday (July 6), after snippets of the track surfaced earlier this week.
"Let Me Down" finds Clarkson railing against romantic frustration as she previously did in singles like "Because of You" and "Never Again," with a catchy guitar hook and pummeling percussion mirroring the singer's melodic woes. "I've been dying to open my eyes/See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry," Clarkson sneers before the second chorus kicks in.
Last May, Clarkson told fans on Facebook that the first taste of the follow-up to 2009's "All I Ever Wanted" would be released during the summer, following a series of leaked demos. "The recording is all done and now we're finishing up with mixing the record and getting ready to release the single in July," she wrote.
A representative for RCA Music Group declined to comment as to whether or not "Let Me Down" will appear on Clarkson's next album, which is due out this fall, or when the song will be officially released.