Katharine McPhee has a new album in the works. The American Idol alum and current Smash star is recording her new album with a stellar roster of collaborators. Among the album's contributors are songwriters Linda Perry and Sia , and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder . Katharine joined OneRepublic to perform "If I Lose Myself" on American Idol recently.
Last season, Ryan guest-starred on Smash and co-wrote the song "Touch Me" which Katharine performed on the episode.
The as-yet-untitled album will be Katharine's debut for Columbia Records. After she came in second on Idol 's season five, she released her self-titled debut in 2007, followed three years later by both her sophomore disc, Unbroken and her holiday album, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You .
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