Kelly Clarkson Records Fiesty 'American Woman' Cover for Alicia Silverstone's Series: Watch
For a show as sassy and fierce as Alicia Silverstone's forthcoming drama series American Woman, it was a no-brainer for Kelly Clarkson to provide the eponymous title track. Entertainment Weekly had the inside look at the Voice judge recording her girl-power reimagination of "American Woman," the guitar-heavy 1969 hit originally performed by The Guess Who.
Clueless star Silverstone portrays Bonnie Nolan in the new dramedy, a Real Housewives-inspired tale of a mother struggling to make ends meet during the women's liberation movement of the 1970s. It was only natural for the classic jam to play during the opening credits.
“I got to see the whole trailer for [American Woman] and the vibe of it, which I love, and I kind of got together with Jason Halbert, the producer of this song, and we wanted to create this moody kind of vibe and kind of pay homage to that ’70s classic sound of it, too,” Clarkson told EW. “There are all these things that we love and we felt we wanted to represent American Woman and the whole lyric of it -- the strength and the boldness and the powerfulness I feel like American women exude.”
American women aren't the only thing that exudes those qualities. Clarkson belted out the lyrics easily over the plugging guitar riff, putting a feminist twist on the nearly-50-year-old track.
American Woman premieres on June 7 at 10 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network. Watch Clarkson deliver the rousing theme below, and don't forget to watch her host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday (May 20).