Hitmaker Rodney Jerkins, who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa and Britney Spears, revealed that he produced a track for the singer's LP that he is "confident" will make the final cut.
Asked if he had worked on Clarkson's album, he told The Hollywood Reporter: "A song called 'I Forgive You' that me and Lauren Christy did that's just crazy pop-rock.
"The first person who came into my head to do it was Kelly Clarkson. So I sent it immediately and got a response that night. She came out to record - the energy was great and I just finished mixing it. She nailed it. It turned out great."
Regarding the ongoing delay of the album's release, he admitted: "I think it's a smart decision. With Doug [Morris] coming in [as Sony Music CEO], but not until July, it's better to wait, get cool with him, understand what he wants to do and all that.
"I'm confident in the record that we did. And even though the album was pushed back, I think we can get back into the studio to do a couple more things."
Clarkson recently unveiled a new track from the LP at a charity event.