Katharine McPhee triumphantly returns with Kylie-esque "Lick My Lips"

Since her time on American Idol, Katharine McPhee has dipped in and out of the spotlight. After two attempts at pop superstardom, she found herself on NBC's short-lived music drama Smash. That stint yielded one McPhee's best songs, but ultimately didn't give her the boost she needed.

Now, she's taking another crack at the pop star thing. Managed by Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly), Katharine just dropped her new single called "Lick My Lips." The short but sweet disco-R&B anthem is perfectly suited for Katharine's voice, giving off a breezy effortlessness that makes this addictive and perfect for summer. It also sounds like an artist finally finding her voice. 

Listen below.