Her upcoming album 'Chemistry' is definitely "the arc of an entire relationship, and a whole relationship shouldn't be just brought down to one thing," Kelly Clarkson explained.
Kelly Clarkson is apparently throwing shade at her ex during the Kellyoke segment on the Thursday, March 30, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. She and her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock divorced in 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage. They share two children, River Rose, age 8, and Remington Alexander, age 6. It looks like the singer is using her art as a creative outlet to heal from the pain of the breakup and as a result, is turning her "broken heart" into "art."
The American Idol alum performed Gayle's, abcdefu, with a different set of lyrics from the original. "Forget you and your dad / And the fact that you got half / And my broken heart, turned that s*** into art / Forget you and your friends / That I'll never see again / Everybody but your dog / You can all get lost," sang Clarkson, 40.
The Grammy winner recently announced her upcoming album Chemistry, which is set to chronicle "the arc of an entire relationship," per PEOPLE. Taking to Twitter the singer said she spent "close to three years" working on the emotional project. "I wasn't sure I was going to release it, but I am," she said in the video. "It's called Chemistry because I was trying to find a word that really described the whole thing 'cause I didn't want everybody to think that I was just coming out with some just like, 'I'm angry. I'm sad,' just one or two emotions," explained the Breakaway hitmaker. She continued to say that the "album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship, and a whole relationship shouldn't be just brought down to one thing. So there's the good, the bad, the ugly thing kinda going on in it."
Clarkson has been turning all the complicated emotions she felt during the difficult phase in her life into something creative since the couple's split. While speaking to ET in 2021, Clarkson said she had already written approximately 60 songs since filing for divorce. "I have this record that we're working on. It's really great and really honest," Clarkson said. But she was concerned about the timing and how people may be affected by it. "There's just a lot of questions that I have to answer before releasing it for myself, you know? Whether that be business-wise or personally or whatever," she said. But it's helped her process her emotions and be an outlet for healing. "Whatever happens though, it is such a gift. Like, I don't know how anybody, I'll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like this.... I have written like 60 songs, it is an insane amount of getting it out. I think that's a blessing in itself," she shared at the time.
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