Piece by piece Kelly Clarkson
Song Title: Piece by piece
Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Date of release: November the 9th 2015
Description: ” Piece by piece ” is by Kelly Clarkson ( Kelly Brianne Clarkson ), the American singer and songwriter. The song was written by Kelly Clarkson and Greg Kurstin.
Production for the single was by Greg Kurstin, the American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists like Lily Allen, Beck, Ellie Goulding, P!nk and Sia.
Greg also co-wrote Adele’s 2015 massive hit song ” Hello ” on which he played most of the instruments and produced the single.
” Piece by piece ” was released on the 9th of November 2015 by record label RCA and taken as the third single from Kelly’s seventh Album of the same name.
The track was initially released as a promotional single from the Album by RCA Records on the 24th of February. After Kelly announced plans to release the song commercially, RCA had the song re-worked and released on the 9th of November 2015 to adult contemporary radio stations as the third single from her Album. After performing on American Idol, the record company then issued a piano version as an Idol special.
Lyrically the midtempo pop song is about the restoration of someone’s faith in love and relationships with family. The beginning of the song talks about a recollection a woman has of her father leaving behind his family. By the time the song reached the chorus, the woman has a new man in her life. She describes that man as someone who is restoring her faith in relationships ” Piece by piece “.
Kelly used the first-person narrative when writing the song, she plays out, through the lyrics, her own experience of her father leaving her when she was 6 years old and how later she finds love in her husband and his unconditional love to their daughter, to which they have both promised to stand by and never leave in the way she was.
” Piece by piece ” received positive reviews from music critics. ” It’s a fascinating track that commands the attention of the listener. One of the highlights of Clarkson’s songwriting career ” is how criticofmusic.com described the track in a review of the Album.
Writing for popmatters Colin McGuire said the song ” showcases a brand new Kelly Clarkson all the while staying true to what makes her an artist that continually finds ways churn out really good pop records “.
The song was a commercial success for Kelly. In the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 8 which was the highest the song reached, it stayed on the chart for a total of 1 week.
In the United Kingdom ” Piece by piece ” entered the UK chart on the 10th of March 2016 and reached number 95, the song stayed on the chart for a total of 1 week.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 95
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 24, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 17, Canada AC (Billboard) 6, Canada Hot AC (Billboard) 15, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 Tipparade) 16, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 23
Official Website: Kellyclarkson.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KellyClarkson