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OK(elly) Computer: ‘American Idol’ pop star releases Radiohead cover

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Some people may wait a lifetime for a moment like this, but if by “a moment like this” you mean “Kelly Clarkson singing Radiohead,” well, you don’t have to wait at all.

The inaugural American Idol winner and “Since U Been Gone” pop star has released a cover of Thom Yorke and company’s “Fake Plastic Trees,” a track off their 1995 sophomore effort, The Bends.

Clarkson recorded “Fake Plastic Trees” for her new covers EP Kellyoke, which dropped Thursday via digital outlets. The six-track collection also includes renditions of Billie Eilish’s “Happier than Ever” and SHAED’s “Trampoline.”

Perhaps Clarkson is also a fan of The Smile, Yorke and Jonny Greenwood‘s Radiohead side project. The trio, which includes drummer Tom Skinner of the band Sons of Kemet, released their debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention, in May.

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