Kelly Clarkson has launched her forthcoming 10th studio album with the double single Mine / Me.
Inspired by her 2020 divorce with Brandon Blackstock, the latest LP from the superstar clocks in at 14 tracks and is due June 23.
“Having chemistry with someone is an incredible and overwhelming feeling. It’s like you have no choice in the matter. You are just drawn to each other. This can be good and bad,” says Kelly.
“This album takes you down every path that chemistry could lead you down.”
The two singles showcase two different sides to the album; while Mine sees Kelly deliver soaring vocals as she belts ‘Go ahead and break my heart, that’s fine’, she looks inward on Me for a triumphant anthem of self-empowerment.
“We decided to release Mine and Me at the same time because I didn’t want to release just one song to represent an entire album or relationship,” she explains.
“There are many stages of grief and loss on this album. Each song is a different stage and emotional state.”
Listen to Mine / Me below.
‘Chemistry’ – featuring guest appearances from Steve Martin and Sheila E. – is out June 23 and available to pre-order now.
Tracklist: Kelly Clarkson – Chemistry
1. Skip This Part
3. High Road
5. Down to You
7. Favorite Kind of High
10. Rock Hudson
11. My Mistake
12. Red Flag Collector
13. I Hate Love (feat. Steve Martin)
14. That’s Right (feat. Sheila E.)
Alongside the album, Kelly will also launch an intimate 10-night engagement at Las Vegas’ Bakkt Theater (formerly Zappos Theater), beginning July 28.
Having originally been slated to perform a different show, titled ‘Invincible’ in April 2020 – with plans axed due to the Covid-19 pandemic – she’s finally set to return to the stage in Sin City this summer.
“The goal was to make a living doing what I love and I’ve been able to do that and connect with people. That’s incredible. At 19, I was just looking to pay my water bill, I didn’t have anything,” she shared (via Billboard).
“It’s a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck. I don’t know if I ever thought it would be this big. I did not think I would end up having an exclusive little 10-show stint in Las Vegas.”
The venue has been home to residency shows from stars including Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Shania Twain in recent years.
Tickets for ‘Chemistry… An Intimate Night with Kelly Clarkson’ are on sale now.