Kelly Clarkson returned to the music scene on October 27th with her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life and it is a work of art. Clarkson announced the album recently with the release of two new songs ‘Love So Soft’ and ‘Move You’ with each featuring a different sound but also shedding a light on the direction of her new sound. She has gone soulful on her newest work and it caters to her vocals as if they were meant to be. Clarkson has voiced a lot of pride regarding this album, which is evident in her work but look at some of the tweets from the day it dropped. This girl has so much pride and now, we all know why, this album is gold.
....this is how I feel about my album coming out today. pic.twitter.com/6ANLN40Br5— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 27, 2017
What am I doing right now? ....oh I'm just about to jam to my own music with some fans ???? that's right, no pride, no shame! #KellyMOL— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 27, 2017
This album is a mix of soulful ballads and songs filled with that bluesy soul, like so many of the songs Clarkson sang while on American Idol. She let her influences for music inspire her for Meaning of Life and it shows. It reminds us of Christina Aguilera’s Back to the Basics in the way that these albums cater to the singer’s sweet spots and allow them to really shine. Clarkson proves here that you don’t have to follow the current top 40 curve to make good music that your fans will love but instead stays true to the artist they fell in love with.
She dives through so many emotions throughout each song, it becomes like a walk through of her life since becoming American Idol’s first victor all the way to her current life as a happily married, mother of two. We are enjoying this album so much that we would be amiss not to recommend you go get it right away, it’s available on all platforms.
Like we said above, the songs are a journey but we want to talk about our favorites. ‘Love So Soft’ was the first one to grace our ears and it set the tone for a great record. The sound and the soul mixed with Clarkson’s vocals bring it to the top five list easily.
Kelly Clarkson "Meaning of Life"
The title track ‘Meaning of Life’ sounds like it’ll be a slow ballad from the name but it is a love song filled with amazing lyrics and powerhouse singing.
Kelly Clarkson "Go High"
‘Go High’ is a spectacular song about rising above and always taking the high road no matter what. That is a message we can get behind.
Kelly Clarkson "Slow Dance"
A track that might be stumbled over in the heat of a first listen is ‘Slow Dance’. Clarkson breaks down a man about how she knows his game but she is willing to show him how to do it right because he can be a good guy.
Meaning of Life is possibly Kelly Clarkson’s best album to date and the fact that she is so proud of it makes it that much better. If you’ve listened, we’d love to hear your thoughts. What’s your favorite song and why does it speak it to you? Kelly Clarkson has given us a work of art and we are going to keep listening to it on repeat, in case we missed a message.