When last we were paying attention to past American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee, she was sporting long, wavy brunette hair as one of the trademarks of her appearance. Today at 6:00 a.m. People magazine unveiled a new look Katherine McPhee with sexy platinum blonde shag. She told the magazine, "My music is a little more edgy so that inspired me to be adventurous." By later in the day the photo shown here at left had been unveiled across the web in promotion for McPhee's upcoming second album Unbroken due in stores October 6, 2009. Below right is the previous brunette look Katharine McPhee.
The new adventurous album also comes with a new label. After her self-titled debut struggled commercially, the RCA label dropped Katharine McPhee. Last January it was announced that she had signed a new recording deal with Verve Forecast. The label was created in 1967 by the jazz label Verve to house folk artists. It has since evolved to be the home for any non-jazz Verve artists. The label is known for cutting edge work and nurturing careers instead of focusing simply on commercial success. Among Katharine McPhee's label mates are Aqualung, Blues Traveler and Teddy Thompson. The album is expected to showcase Katharine McPhee's songwriting as well as singing talent.
Blonde photo courtesy Verve Forecast
Brunette photo courtesy RCA