OneRepublic frontman teams up with Clarkson
Tuesday, March 11 2008, 9:00am EDT
By Nick Levine, Music Editor
OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has confirmed that he is working on new material with Kelly Clarkson.
Tedder, who co-wrote and produced Leona Lewis's number one hit 'Bleeding Love', told DS that Clarkson's new songs will feature "big choruses" and "heavy drum programming".
He also revealed that the songs are influenced by nineties electro-rockers Garbage, while one song, a mid-tempo rock ballad, features an experimental bridge inspired by Mozart.
Clarkson reportedly clashed with her record label over the musical direction of her last album, 2007's My December, after Sony BMG chief Clive Davis deemed it less commercial than her previous releases.