After years of trying to make something happen, two of my favorite Idol alums are finally joining forces for a new track. Confirmation of the duet was revealed during a recent interview Richard Marx had with a radio station. The 80s balladeer who co-wrote the track, titled “One More Yesterday“, has heard a rough mix of it and has nothing but amazing things to say about it.

“I’ve heard the rough mix of it, and the singing can’t be beat, between the two of them,” – Richard Marx

Kelly has long teased that her upcoming album would feature a duet that her fans have longed for. Back in 2008, Clarkson and Daughtry were supposed to record a track, but was nixed by the label who weren’t happy with the result. They tried again over the years, but nothing ever came to fruition. Though the vocals have been laid down, we’ll have to wait for a few months before we hear it. Unless someone leaks it of course.

The first-ever American Idol winner apologized to her fans that her new album won’t be available til September. She wrote on her Facebook: “I realize that is a long time but that’s the best time to release it apparently so I’m sorry for the wait but I promise you it sounds great!”

If you want a sneak peek of how their voices might blend together on the new track, I’ve got a little preview. The two performed a live acoustic duet of Tracy Chapman’s iconic hit, “Fast Car“, last year in Nashville, Tennessee. Clarkson joined Daughtry and his band during their concert which raised money for the Nashville flood relief. Watch it below.

Kelly Clarkson & Daughtry “Fast Car” Live Performance

How excited are you to check out their upcoming collaboration? More importantly, how stoked are you for Kelly’s new album. I’m waiting with bated breath.