The ‘American Idol’ graduate will follow up the release of her new single with an appearance on ‘Today’ show.
Kelly Clarkson is gearing for her new studio album. She is set to release a new single on Thurdsay, September 7 and follow it up with an appearance on “Today” show on Friday. She has released a teaser for her new music on Twitter.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) September 3, 2017
Kelly hasn’t officially announced the title and release date of her next studio installment. The record is expected to be a mixture of “urban, pop, soulful R&B.” It will mark her first release under Atlantic Records after leaving RCA and her first album after 2015’s “Piece by Piece”.
“Everybody’s been asking me to make a soulful record for years and while we’ve always had soulful influences on my record, we’ve never actually made a soulful record,” she said in June during Facebook Live chat. “I’ve wanted to make this since I was a kid. My mom has wanted this for years – this is for my mom, too.”
“It’s very much my personality,” she told PEOPLE in a different interview. “I think it’s very much what people expected from me off of watching me on ‘[American] Idol’. I sang all these Aretha [Franklin] things, I love Tina [Turner], I love Mariah [Carey], I love Whitney [Houston].”
“I think it’s very much what people expected in the first place. I love all my stuff that I’ve done but this is the record that has been in me since junior high. And that music from when I was in junior high is now coming back [into style] – like our 15-year-old listens to R&B that I listened to in high school.”
She added, “We have a good batch of songs already and I can’t wait to sing them live. They’re amazing. After having a career for so long, it’s so weird that nobody knows [my sound] yet, so it’s going to be so good. It’s definitely a different chapter.”