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Kelly Clarkson And Her Backup Singers Shine In Stylish And Soulful Music Video For 'Love So Soft'

"I'm free!"

If Kelly Clarkson were more excited about her new album, she would probably explode. The original American Idol is now signed to Atlantic Records and this, her eighth studio album, introduces us to the brand-new sound she has in addition to those killer pipes.

The 35-year-old just dropped the first single and it's accompanying music video off Meaning of Life — out October 27 — and it's a track titled "Love So Soft." The Dave Meyers-directed clip is super-fun and highlights Clarkson's backup singers, features a slew of fabulous outfit changes, and gets in your head with a bopping beat and catchy chorus. Seriously, good luck getting it out of your head.

In a livestream Q&A — which also featured an epic acapella preview for the album — we saw Clarkson barely able to contain her excitement for the new album. "I feel Khaleesi on dragons just, [dragon noise], comin' in hot," she said. Clarkson exclaimed "I'm free!" as it is her first album outside the American Idol contract she has had since 2002, and described the new album as being "boss and sassy."

Meaning of Life is described in a press release as "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 cannon." Clarkson echoed that sentiment by tweeting: "THIS is the album I've always wanted to make!!"

Check out Kelly Clarkson's "Love So Soft" music video here:

Pre-order Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson here, which will automatically get you "Love So Soft" and "Move You" — another track whose audio was released today — to tide you over until October 27.

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