Clay Aiken to Release "Steadfast" on March 26
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:55:45
Clay Aiken is back. The former American Idol contestant will treat fans to a newly packaged collection of heartfelt songs with Steadfast, which will be released March 26 on Decca. Steadfast revisits the best of 2010's release Tried and True, featuring selected cuts from that record alongside a newly recorded, original song/radio single, "Bring Back My Love." Rounding out the disc are thoughtful covers of Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," and Connie Francis' "Who's Sorry Now." Steadfast arrives on the heels of Clay's appearance as a contestant on the upcoming season of NBC's hit show, The Celebrity Apprentice premiering Feb. 19.
Steadfast is an extension of the journey Clay Aiken began in 2010 when he chose to record some of his all-time favorite songs from the '50s and '60s that he grew up listening to as a child. His emotional connection with the music remained so strong he felt compelled to return to the recordings again and highlight the tracks he was most proud of, including the iconic "Unchained Melody,""Moon River," featuring Vince Gill on guitar and Perry Como's "It's Impossible" to name a few. "These musical gems have stood the test of time, and I am incredibly proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to make them my own," Aiken explains. "I stand by this recording ‘steadfastly,' which is why I chose the title and how I feel about moving forward in my career in general – being focused and steadfast" he says.
In revisiting these meaningful interpretations Clay was also inspired to record a completely original, new song that could stand up to the classics. "Bring Back My Love," captures the spirit of the older classics while reinforcing his commitment to a more traditional sound best suited to his own personal style. Overall, Steadfast again demonstrates Aiken's considerable talents, notably flawless vocals delivered with passion and sincerity.
Will you be Steadfast in your love for Clay Aiken this March?