Kelly Clarkson is coming out with a new Christmas album, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have breakup songs. One of her new songs on the album, Chrismas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You) is likely inspired by the singer’s recent divorce. Clarkson posted a video teaser for the new song with the artwork. In one instance, you can see a photo of an animated Clarkson next to a man who slowly fades.
But if the video isn’t enough to prove it’s about her divorce, the lyrics definitely indicate that it’s about spending the holidays happier after a breakup. It’s one of the many songs on the album that Clarkson hopes will carry a message people can connect with.
“Wherever you are, and whatever you may be experiencing, I wanted everyone to be able to connect to a message on this album. Each year you may even have a new favorite depending on where you are in your life. But while change can be unpredictable there is no better time of year, in my opinion, to breathe hope into one’s life and let possibility wander,” Clarkson said according to Rolling Stone
The album will also feature multiple collaborators. Ariana Grande, Brett Eldredge, and Chris Stapleton will all feature on the album.
Kelly Clarkson Recently Celebrated a Divorce Settlement Victory with Her Co-Hosts on ‘The Voice’
On June 4th of 2020, Clarkson filed for a divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock. The two have been enmeshed in multiple financial battles since then. TMZ reported that the singer’s prenup was validated by the judge in charge of her divorce. Apparently, Clarkson was filming for The Voice when she got the news, and immediately started celebrating.
Blackstock wanted to split their properties along with the income Clarkson earned herself. This ensured that that wouldn’t be the case. Clarkson immediately celebrated with her fellow judges, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, and John Legend.
Clarkson has also spoken in interviews about how difficult the divorce has been, and how music has been an incredible outlet for her.
“I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster,” she told TODAY in 2020. “Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple of months. I’ve been talking to friends that have been through a divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved.”
But, like many artists, she’s channeling that pain in her new songs, starting with Christmas isn’t Cancelled (Just You). If you’re impatiently waiting for new music, you can also catch Clarkson living it up on The Voice this year every Monday and Tuesday night on NBC.