Followers bought a glimpse of Kelly Clarkson at her most soulful in the course of the Wednesday (Jan. 18) Kellyoke. Singing Joji‘s 2022 breakthrough hit “Glimpse of Us” on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the three-time Grammy winner stayed true to the unique by performing the monitor with simply piano backing her up.
There was, nonetheless, a small twist. Clarkson had not one, however two accompanists onstage along with her, with musicians Jason Halbert and Kyle Whalum taking part in twin pianos, one on both aspect of the “Stronger” singer. Not like Joji’s unique recording, which options layers of beautiful vocal harmonies, Clarkson’s voice stood by itself.
The bareness of the talk-show host’s tone gave it a very soulful edge, which Clarkson enhanced by bending sure notes and riffing by means of others. “Typically I look in his eyes, and that’s the place I discovered a glimpse of us,” she sang, taking the ultimate refrain up an octave and personalizing the pronouns by altering “her” to “his.”
Although Joji has been profitable on the periphery of mainstream pop for years, “Glimpse of Us,” launched in June, is undoubtedly the 30-year-old singer-songwriter’s biggest hit to date. The monitor peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Joji’s high 10 debut and by far his highest charting tune thus far.
Only a couple months in the past, Joji launch his third studio album, Smithereens — off which “Glimpse of Us” was the lead single — in November. The set debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, and logged its tenth week on the chart this week.
Watch Kelly Clarkson carry out Joji’s “Glimpse of Us” on The Kelly Clarkson Present above.