Kelly Clarkson has finally released new music. I can't recall any of her other singles since "Miss Independent" and that was back in 2003, so it's about time she released some bitter man-hating pop gold.
Her new single "You Love Me" is another breakup song that makes me wonder if Kelly Clarkson has ever been in a healthy or happy relationship.
The lyrics include, "I'm not as dumb as you think/ You just made me cry/ While claiming that you love me/You said you loved me but that I/I'm not good enough/I'm not good enough."
But then like any good Kelly Clarkson song she turns that anger into self-righteous female empowerment, "You didn't let me down/ You didn't tear me apart/ You just opened my eyes/ while breaking my heart."
Ok, so she does end up with her heart broken, but that's a part of life. Ladies, amiright? Besides a good song always comes out of heartbreak.
This single is off her upcoming album, "Stronger" which will be released on October 24, aka a week from today. If you are one of those hardcore American Idol Season 1 fans and think "From Justin To Kelly" is a cinematic masterpiece then you can pre-order her album on iTunes. But let's be real, who pre-orders albums, let alone actually buys albums anymore?
This album has been a long time coming. It was originally slated to be released this time last year. Then she ended up not even finishing the song until February 2011. Later she announced that the album would drop in September, and finally we will hear it next week.
She says the album "was influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there's a little bit of a country vibe/influence on a couple of songs."
Hey, so best of all worlds. Literally. I'm actually excited to hear what album can be influenced by both Prince and Radiohead. I'm holding you to it, Kelly Clarkson. If I listen to your album, I want to jump up on my feet and dance while simultaneously crying into a starbucks cup. Because that’s how I feel when I listen to Prince and Radiohead.
The first single off the album, "Mr. Know It All" was released on August 30 via live webcast on her official website. The song was, no surprise here, another angsty pop ballad about a dude that screwed her over in the past.
Are you excited for new Kelly Clarkson music?