Kelly Clarkson Announces New Album, ‘Meaning Of Life,’ Out October 27th

Earlier this week, Kelly Clarkson announced the release of two new songs, “Love So Soft” and “Move You,” both coming out tomorrow. Now Kelly has confirmed her upcoming, highly-anticipated album Meaning Of Life will be available on October 27th. For the past year, Kelly has been touting her first album with Atlantic Records as very soulful, urban, R&B, and influenced by the ’90s. And if the clips of her new singles are anything to go by, the new music will more than live up to the expectations. As Kelly said herself, this is the start of her diva era!

In a YouTube Live Q&A, Kelly revealed more details about Meaning Of Life.  How would she described the new record? Two words: boss and sassy! Kelly described it as a “grown-ass woman’s record,” and says it shows more of her personality than any of her albums with RCA ever showed. In contrast to the frequent label troubles Kelly had during her 6-album contract with RCA, Kelly now feels much freer with Atlantic. She had much more creative control over this album, as well as more support and faith in her vision.

Kelly worked with a ton of writers, musicians, and producers on this album. Jason Halbert, Greg Kurstin, Jesse Shatkin, The Monarch, Nick Ruth, and Mick Schultz all produced for Meaning Of Life.

Check out the full Q&A Kelly did earlier today. She also performed a cappella teasers of her new songs, “Love So Soft” and “Move You.”

If that’s not enough for you, Kelly also premiered four more new songs live this evening. Below you can hear clips of the new songs “Didn’t I?,” “Heat,” “Whole Lotta Woman,” and the title track, “Meaning Of Life.” (That last song will have a music video soon, too.)


Kelly finished recording her new album in June. We know Kelly worked with songwriters and producers like Jason Halbert, Ali Tamposi, Diztortion, J.R. Rotem, The Monarch production team, Claude Kelly, Sebastian Kole, and more. We also learned a new song title – “It Matters To Me” – which could be on the album. It’s just a matter of days before we hear the new single and find out more about the album.

Can’t wait for some new Kelly tunes? Listen to a couple of leaked country demoes, presumably recorded around the same time as “Tie It Up” in 2013. Kelly will also be releasing a new Christmas-themed River Rose children’s book next month, along with a new original song, “Christmas Eve.”

Catch up on all we know about Meaning Of Life, and keep checking back here for all the latest Kelly Clarkson music news. “Move You” and “Love So Soft” will both be here this Thursday, September 7th.

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