Only two months ago, Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge shared their new holiday song, “Under The Mistletoe.” Kelly has since offered us another festive song, a cover of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” But now she’s focused on her duet again, and today, “Under The Mistletoe” gets a sweet animated music video.
“Under The Mistletoe” rolls in with big drums and cheery guitar chirps. Kelly sings of being in a crowded room, always returning her attention to the same person. As her eyes fill with tears at her memories of them, she confesses her love and desire for a kiss. The verses set the stage perfectly, while the chorus is one of the catchiest we’ve heard in any holiday song. Brett takes on the second verse, admitting he feels the same. It’s an irresistible song that deserves to become a seasonal classic.
The new music video is animated and silly, featuring a whole cast of characters and a full story. Kelly, possibly an angel, looks into the window of a home to spy on various couples and family members. Plenty of hijinks and mini catastrophes ensue, such as a dog stealing the turkey and chasing a cat, Grandpa getting locked in the bathroom, and man’s special gift falling out of his pocket. Luckily, Brett is often around to save the day. It’s a sweet and festive video, ending with some Christmas magic and Santa’s sleigh.
Enjoy the festive music video for “Under The Mistletoe” below:
More Holiday Music from Kelly Clarkson
This isn’t Kelly’s first time gifting fans with Christmas music, and it certainly won’t be the last. Going back to her American Idol days, Kelly sang covers of “Oh, Holy Night” and “My Grown Up Christmas List.” In 2011, she covered “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” later including it on her 2012 greatest hits compilation. Also in 2012, Kelly joined Blake Shelton on his holiday album, singing on “There’s A New Kid In Town.”
In October 2013, Kelly released her stunning Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, filled with both covers and originals. It gave us singles like “Underneath The Tree” and the title track. In 2017, Kelly shared her original holiday single, “Christmas Eve.” And just last year, Kelly joined John Legend on an updated version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Most recently, last month, Kelly released a cover of the seasonal country classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Upcoming Album Due in 2021
Kelly Clarkson is currently working on her next studio album, the follow-up to 2017’s Meaning Of Life. It will be her first following her unexpected divorce from Brandon Blackstock, for which she filed last June. As such, Kelly has stated her new album will be very personal. In recent interviews, Kelly described the new direction, and one song in particular:
This next record… this will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released. The whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now. And it’s been very therapeutic for me. It’s very honest. There’s one that my kids sing in the car – cause I’m going through mixes – and I’m just like… this is weird. Like, it’s your relationship! I’ve never written about my life to where… My kids are, like, singing along…
Of course, her kids are only four and six, so they don’t really understand what they’re singing along to. But it sounds like the lyrics divulge a lot, and Kelly’s fans may notice the song’s meaning.
Kelly previosly released the single “I Dare You” — in multiple languages — last spring, though it’s unclear if that will still be on the album. She had also mentioned recording a mystery duet, and, at least as of May, it was expected to be the next single. But a lot has changed, and the many songs Kelly had recording prior to the divorce may no longer fit with her upcoming album.
So, when will we hear the album? Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, it’s no longer on the table for 2020. Fans will have to wait until sometime in 2021 before we’ll get the new record. After all, a lot has changed for Kelly this year, and she’s still busy with her many other jobs, too!
More from Brett Eldredge
Speaking of new albums, Brett Eldredge just released one of his own! His fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, came out in July. It was preceded by the single “Gabrielle” in April.
Enjoy Kelly and Brett’s new holiday single and music video — “Under The Mistletoe” is a cute song with an equally cute animated video! Keep checking back here for all the latest Kelly Clarkson music news.
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