Is Kelly Clarkson a huge Arcade Fire fan?
A new Clarkson track, “Naked Eye” has just leaked, and it appears that she or her producers had their “eye” on Arcade Fire’s 2004 Funeral track “Rebellion (Lies),” a song that has had no shortage of accolades, making NME Magazine’s list of “50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever.”
The melodies are awful similar, and the tempo, too. The lyrics? Well, AF’s “sleeping is giving in” versus KC’s “Seeing is Believing”—I’ll defer to the people at Pedestrian who probably said it best—she’s turned “one of the most cathartic riffs of the 2000’s into a faux-empowering middle of the road dance number.”
What do you think?
Update: Sony has since taken down the YouTube video that got everyone all excited, but you can still find the track, if you look hard enough.