Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aiken makin' more great music

For those of you who remember any (or all) of my Clay Aiken coverage this past December, this one's for you:

Clay's got a new CD, "On My Way Here," set to release a week from today. (That's May 6th, btw)

Admittedly, the fan sites like Clay's Daily Double and The Clackhouse have been been on top of this long before I stumbled across it, and they've done a great job energizing his fan base much like they were kind enough to do when I was first writing about Clay's then-pending appearance here in the Hudson Valley.

Having spoken to Clay before his Dec. 8 show in Poughkeepsie, it was refreshing to hear his excitement about singing traditional Christmas songs, not to mention his sense of humor.

After seeing his concert, I wrote right here (and I quote...) Clay has the best voice of anyone I've ever seen in concert. Well, it's true; and I just listened to the title track off his new CD.

When we last left Clay, he was headed to Broadway to star in "Spamelot." Since then, his hair is a little longer, if not blonder, but one thing hasn't changed: his powerful voice. The "On My Way Here" single is very reminiscent of his "A Thousand Different Ways" release, a CD that I really enjoyed.

A fan long before I interviewed Clay (remember, I voted for him lo those many years ago on "American Idol!"), I'm sure I'll head over to iTunes next Tuesday.

6 comments:

huskerfalcon said...

I think what you will find is that the rest of the songs on the CD are nothing much like the title track, even though it's a great song in it's own right. While it has more of a traditional ballad sound to it, the rest of the songs are very eclectic.

As he said on QVC today, there's a little bit of something for everyone with this CD, and from what I've heard this far, it's going to be amazing!!!!

Can't wait to have the whole thing!!

Anonymous said...

If you pre-order from iTunes before the 6th, you get a bonus song.

Janarama said...

It's good to have a male fan's postitive take on Clay's music.
Thank you for writing about it.

You can find everything you might want to know about Clay and his endeavors by going to http://clayaikennews.com .

One little correction: Clay is starring in SPAMalot- not Camelot.
:-)

Sean T. McMann said...

Yup. My bad! (You write these things late at night, and you're bound to get typos!)

Anonymous said...

Sean: Thank you for such kind words ! I just have to say that I cannot stop listening to "EVERYTHING I DON'T NEED!" Sweet Jesus this dude is Smokin Hawt !! The eye boinks, the shoulder scrunches and the ooooh so sexy growl is enough to melt all of Alaska for heavens sakes!!!! MEDIC!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there will be a hudson valley cd release party? I feel like no one shares my love in this area! Can't wait to hear this CD!!!