I did NOT see this coming. Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys and Pepsi for a new anthem for the football team.
“Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)” is an anthemic pop track that Cowboy fans are sure to appreciate. It’s a catchy tune with strong verses — with a few tweaks, it could have been a nice follow up to Clarkson’s current single “Dark Side”. The track has a lot more dance elements to it than “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, but the lyrics aren’t quite as strong. The bridge is also a little lazy, I think.
Kelly’s vocals, as usual, soar.
Here’s the announcement from the Pepsi Anthems website:
From defining the word Idol for an entire generation to a cascade of hits, Kelly Clarkson has already had a legendary career. Kelly has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and continues to excite fans with her impressive vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Kelly’s artistry and vocals are what bring power to her music and what motivates her to keep going.
Clarkson was an easy choice to team up with the Cowboys. After all, when you’re from Fort Worth, there’s only one team you can cheer for. So Kelly and the Cowboys got together to create a song that we can all sing along to. When Pepsi first approached Kelly about writing the song, she was so excited she wrote the lyrics that same night. From one Cowboys fan to another: GET UP!