Kelly Clarkson gave her fans a Mother’s Day treat by dropping the visually-stunning, powerful new music video for the title track to her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life. Clarkson contemplates heartbreak from an estranged love, as she wanders a shadowy mansion, with rooms apparently in shambles. The surrounding gloomy scene mirrors the track’s despairing opening lines, “Baby, I've been livin' in the dark/The only friend I got here's my broken heart.”
Like many of Clarkson’s empowering songs, she ultimately finds freedom from past oppression and is emotionally transformed by new, uplifting love. This time, she finds “the meaning of life.” Midway through the soulful song, light cascades into the darkened room as the Grammy-winning songstress belts the triumphant chorus in a colorful flower-filled room, surrounded by backup singers and musicians. Near the end of the video, Clarkson’s adorable children run into her arms and hug her while she’s bathed in golden light. (Watch the video above).
Meaning of Life debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and made many year-end album rankings including AXS’ 10 best pop albums of 2017. Clarkson is slated to host and perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which is being held on May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The ceremony is being broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Click here to purchase tickets from AXS to see the 2018 BBMAs live and in person. Stay tuned to AXS for Kelly Clarkson updates.