Kelly Clarkson is travelling back to the 1980s for her latest Kellyoke cover.
Accompanied by her backing band Y’all, Clarkson performs “Mad World”, the 1982 hit from Tears for Fears, the duo comprised of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
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While the original featured a dance-friendly electronic drumbeat, Clarkson transforms the track into a haunting ballad, focusing on the inherent melancholy of the song’s lyrics.
For comparison’s sake, check out Tears for Fears’ video of the original: