She doesn’t hold back! Kelly Clarkson shared the full lyrics of two of her new songs – and they both seem to be critical of her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
“‘Mine/Me’ is everywhere tomorrow 🍷💔☀️” — american idol alum, 40, wrote Thursday, April 13, via Instagram, as well as album art for two songs that are set to premiere on Friday, April 14th. “Here are the lyrics so you can all learn them before they come. Pre-save it now via the link in the bio.
Both songs are about going through a breakup and overcoming grief. On “Me”, Clarkson sings about how she “put her life on hold” and was stuck “always pleasing somebody”. She also calls out to her ex-partner as his “insecurity was death to you and me”.
“I don’t need someone to hold me / I don’t need someone to love me / I don’t need someone to pick up these pieces / I’ve put together my broken things / Let go of the pain I’ve been holding / Don I don’t need nobody / When I got myself,” she sings along to the chorus.
Voice Earlier this month, the judge released a few-line excerpt from “Mine’s” chorus: “Someone will show you / How a heart can be used / Like you did with mine,” she sings a cappella.
“I hope one day someone will take your heart and squeeze it tight / Make you feel invincible deep inside / And just when you think you’ll try again / They cross the line / And steal your shine / Like you did mine, she sings to the bridge.
New Clarkson music from her upcoming album. Chemistrywhich she had been working on during her nasty breakup with Blackstock, aged 46. Us weekly confirmed in June 2020 that the “Since You Been Gone” singer had filed for divorce from her music manager, with whom she has daughter River, 8, and son Remington, 6, after nearly seven years of marriage. The Grammy winner cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
“The whole divorce thing happened and I had to write it,” Clarkson said. Diversity in September 2022 about working on new music during a turbulent period in her personal life. “And then I didn’t know if I was going to release it, because in this state you can get very angry. So some songs, they definitely run the gamut of emotions; the album has it all. It’s almost like a relationship arc because the beginning is so beautiful and so sweet and then it develops. And sometimes it doesn’t develop the way you want it to.”
As the exes adjusted to their new normal, they were embroiled in a lengthy legal battle over the next two years as they fought over their assets, finances, and custody of their two children. Clarkson ultimately agreed in their 2022 divorce settlement to pay Blackstock a lump sum of $1.3 million in addition to $115,000 a month in spousal support through January 2024, according to documents obtained by Us.
The “Breakaway” singer retained primary custody of her children, but also agreed to pay $45,601 a month in child support until they are 18 or financially self-supporting. Blackstock, for his part, was rewarded by visiting his children once a month.