Kelly Clarkson Covers The Paper Kites' ‘Bloom’

27 May 2024 | 3:38 pm | Tione Zylstra

She performed the Platinum certified hit during ‘Kellyoke’ on Friday.

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In her latest rendition of ‘Kellyoke’, Kelly Clarkson covered Melbourne band The Paper Kites’ Platinum hit Bloom on Friday (May 24).

Kellyoke, a segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show, is when the Since U Been Gone singer performs songs by artists who have inspired her. The Paper Kites have apparently made that list, with Clarkson singing Bloom in a recent episode.

The Melbourne rockers have a big year ahead, with their biggest-ever tour on home soil starting on June 8 in support of their recent album At The Roadhouse

In an interview with The Music, they called the upcoming Australian leg of their tour “a sweet full-circle moment”.

“It's always beautiful playing back home, and it’s extra special when we know there are friends and family in the crowd, and a lot of people who have seen us grow as a band or helped us along the way. Those little things always make Australian shows special. It also feels like a big event when we finally get to bring our music home, as we do spend so much time overseas these days.”

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After they wrap up their Australian tour, The Paper Kites will shift their focus on to album #7. At The Roadhouse was their most ambitious project yet, but they’re certainly not looking to replicate it for its follow-up. They say of their future plans: “We've always been really intentional about not wanting to put ourselves in a box or feel like we just have to keep making the same kind of music. But in saying that, you can't help but learn and develop through every new project and consequently there will be elements of it that we’re sure will continue to seep through into our sound in the future.”




Saturday June 8 – Boorloo/Fremantle, Freo.Social
Friday June 14 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Tivoli
Saturday June 15 – Eora/Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Friday June 21 – Naarm/Melbourne, The Forum
Saturday June 22 – Dja Dja Wurrung/Castlemaine, Theatre Royal