Kelly Clarkson released the title track of her eighth studio album “Meaning of Life” on Thursday. The track arrives along with the third video from her Nashville Sessions series, performed live from Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.
“‘Meaning of Life’ is the song that started this entire project,” Clarkson said. “The vibe, soul, and message of this song was very critical to show other writers and producers of the new direction we were taking.”
Clarkson first rose to prominence in 2002 when she won the first season of “American Idol” and received a record deal from RCA Records. She has since sold tens of millions of albums; won three Grammys; became the first artist to top each of Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country, and dance charts; and became the first “American Idol” contestant to have 100 songs reach number one on the various Billboard charts.
Clarkson, who was featured in Variety‘s Power of Women issue, recently joined the “The Voice” as a coach and said that she hopes to be “a little like [former ‘American Idol’ judge] Simon Cowell. Everybody didn’t like Simon Cowell; I love his honesty and I love how he prepares people for that because this is not a nice industry.”
“The Meaning of Life” will be released by Atlantic Records on Oct. 27.