Kelly Clarkson opens up about the delicate balance she’s struck while addressing her personal life on her upcoming album, “Chemistry.”
The 41-year-old singer, who releases her 10th album on June 23, navigates the emotional landscape of her first record since her 2022 split from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kelly revealed that while her passionate singles “Mine” and “Me” hinted at some marital issues, she drew a line at revealing too much.
The “Miss Independent” singer admitted to being “definitely very honest” when creating “Chemistry,” hinting that her new music “is what people are probably hoping” will address her divorce.
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Kelly wrote an impressive 40 to 50 songs for “Chemistry”, but some tracks were “too truthful” to be included in the final selection of 14 songs.
“I know people will listen to this record and say, ‘Hey, she went there! ‘” And I’m like, ‘No, I promise you I didn’t,'” she shared.
That’s not to say that Kelly shied away from vulnerability in songs that cut. The album features several heartbreaking tracks, which she anticipates will bring tears to her eyes during live performances.
“It’s hard for me not to tap back because I feel like it’s my job to say what the lyrics are,” she explained.
As she prepares for her 10-night Las Vegas residency in July, Kelly is ready to embrace the emotional moments that will inevitably surface as she sings songs from her new album.
Acknowledging that the pain can still feel fresh, she said, “I don’t have control over it.
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