Atlantic recording artist Kelly Clarkson has unveiled a powerful new video for “Meaning of Life,” the title track from her hugely acclaimed label debut album. The visual is streaming now at the GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar’s official YouTube channel after its Mother’s Day world premiere – watch above. “MEANING OF LIFE” is available now at all music retailers and streaming services.
Clarkson’s eighth studio album, “MEANING OF LIFE” is also now available on Limited Edition Gold Vinyl, exclusively viastore.kellyclarkson.com. The album includes the GRAMMY® Award-nominated first single, “Love So Soft,” as well as the show-stopping “I Don’t Think About You,” both joined by exceptional videos streaming now at Clarkson’s YouTube. The latter track is also joined by a collection of electrifying new remixes, available for download and streaming HERE. Clarkson, who is of course currently featured as coach on the 14th season of NBC’s The Voice, offered a spectacular rendition of “I Don’t Think About You” on the May 7th.
“MEANING OF LIFE” is the album Kelly Clarkson was destined to make with Atlantic Records, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label’s classic canon. The LP earned immediate critical applause, with Newsday hailing it as “the best album of (Clarkson’s) career.” “An impeccable blast of retro R&B,” raved People, while The Associated Press described “MEANING OF LIFE” as “the sound of freedom.” The New York Times concurred, declaring simply, “(Clarkson’s) voice is as big as ever.”
Furthermore, “Meaning of Life” has proven among the LP’s unquestioned critical highlights. “A celebratory new song,” raved Rolling Stone. “With each colossal chorus, Clarkson injects ‘Meaning of Life’ with more soul.” “‘Meaning of Life’ is Kelly on her diva steeze,” declared Vulture, “inflecting her signature powerhouse wail with a smoker’s rasp. Kelly doesn’t need to prove a thing to anyone about the quality of her voice, and still she puts on a show of vocal acrobatics on every inch of this gospel-assisted song.” Billboard decreed “Meaning of Life” to be “a doo-wop-tinged belter about an estranged lover…as triumphant as we’ve come to expect from the pop star.” “Another predictably sublime vocal performance from Kelly,” applauded Idolator. “She has truly rediscovered her sound over the blazing production.” Harper’s Bazaar summed it up best: “’Meaning of Life’ will give you goosebumps…it packs one soulful punch.”
Clarkson will both perform and serve as host of NBC’s three-hour live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, set for next Sunday, May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT from Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. Long acclaimed as an electrifying live performer, Clarkson is also set for a number of much anticipated appearances, beginning May 27th with a performance of the national anthem before the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then on June 2nd Kelly will give a special performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Department of Defense’s annual Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, CO. Additional appearances are slated through the summer – for details please see kellyclarkson.com/tour.