New Music [Video] Tuesday: Katharine McPhee

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I knew for a while that Katharine McPhee was working on relaunching her music career. It's been about five years since the release of her last album, Unbroken. This was probably because the American Idol alum decided to pursue an acting career with the TV Show Smash (now cancelled) and NBC's Scorpion (which I've heard had a successful first season).

Acting aside, the pop singer is prepping for the release of her upcoming third album Hysteria. McPhee just released the video for her new single "Lick My Lips". In an interview with Billboard she talked a bit about her upcoming project and it's difference from her earlier works.
             "[With earlier albums] I found it difficult to find inspiration of things I wanted to sing about. I think I was also shy; I wasn't sure of myself as a writer. I really didn't feel like I had that much to say, had that much to write about. So I think the overall theme [of this record] is that, yes, there's been searching, there's been heartbreak, there's been longing, I think finally, for the first time, I felt motivated to find stories within my own life to write about." - Billboard

The single is giving me 80's dance vibes, which is appropriate seeing as how the song samples the Luther Vandross 80's hit "Glow of Love". While I'm not completely sold on the track yet, I can definitely hear it being played on mainstream radio stations. The video, shot a couple of weeks ago shows Katharine McPhee in a red ensemble up against various backdrops with a couple of models. I'm not too crazy about the video either. With that being said, McPhee is happy with her work and that's really all that matters. "It's probably my most summer-y, carefree song that I have on the album," she said to Billboard.
              She continues, "It's a fun thing for me to come out with because it's really a representation of me. We did the video a couple weeks ago and there's so many sexual innuendos...but the fun thing about the video that goes with it is I'm not playing into it at all. So for me, it still kind of keeps its classiness to it but it's definitely got this really sexy deal, and I think it all goes hand in hand with me coming into my own. I feel really comfortable with who I am and embracing all the different sides of me." (Billboard) Ain't that special?

Hysteria is set for a release date of July 24. You can check out Katharine McPhee's new music video for "Lick My Lips" below.

Sources: Billboard, Idolator

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