Katharine McPhee: Over Her Brown Hair, Not Over Classic Adult-Contemporary Stylings

Season five American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee has a new hair color (she’s a blonde) to go along with her new album, which is currently slated to come out in the new year (its release date is 01/05/10, making it the first specific 2010 release date to cross my transom). I actually liked a few tracks on McPhee’s first album—the Kara DioGuardi/Danja-penned “Love Story” really should have been a bigger hit—but “Say Goodbye,” which is apparently not Unbroken‘s first single but which was released ahead of the album this week, is a bit of a snoozer that sounds like it was crafted for Lite-FM playlists circa 1996. Which becomes less surprising when you realize that it was written by a team of Nashville songsmiths that includes two-thirds of the team behind Lonestar’s unkillable “Amazed.”Clip after the jump.

I mean, I guess it’s nice? I don’t mind subtlety, but there’s something about this that feels very… Walgreens-ish. You know?

Katharine McPhee – Say Goodbye [YouTube]
Katharine McPhee [Official site]

  • Chris Molanphy

    “Walgreens-ish” FTW.

    I’d go further: ShopRite-ish. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • solanine

    Can’t describe it any better than that. Listening to this song magically transports me through space and time to Aisle 4 — Shaving Needs.

  • http://twitter.com/joshacagan joshservo

    It’s better than “Open Toes.” But so is a root canal.

  • JaeJae

    Just a little FYI … this is NOT her first single. It’s actually called Had It All. Please get your facts straight !!!
    Here’s a link to her actual first single …

  • http://idolator.com/ Maura

    Good to know that K-Mac’s street team is out in full force.

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    Well, I guess the good news is that she is still really cute …