Singer and television personality, Kelly Clarkson, is getting ready to start a new Las Vegas residency, in connection with her new album, Chemistry. The album will explore her marriage and divorce to Brandon Blackstock.
“I was trying to find a word that really described the whole thing ‘cause I didn’t want everybody to think I was just coming out with some just like, ‘I’m angry, I’m sad’ — like just one or two emotions, you know? This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship, and a whole relationship shouldn’t be just brought down to one thing. So there’s the good, the bad, and the ugly kind of thing going on in it.”
The residency will last only ten days and Clarkson has no plans to extend it. “I could only commit to 10 shows, that’s why it’s exclusive. I ain’t adding more, I’m telling you right now. Mama needs a little bit, a minute of a break.”
Tickets for the residency go on sale tomorrow, March 31, 2023. This album, which she has previously called the most personal of her career, was difficult to write and release, as the subject matter dives so deeply into her own struggles.
“I’m more nervous on a personal level with everyone in my world. I’ve always written with a vulnerable heart, so I’m very open. So I’m not nervous about that. I think I’m just more nervous on a personal note because it’s one of those things where I’m going to have to keep talking about it and keep performing.”
“I literally wrote most of these almost two years ago. Then I told my label, ‘I can’t talk about this until I’ve gone through it,’ and it’s just taken some time to do that.”