Kelly Clarkson, author and singer, is talking it up on The View this week. While Clarkson’s biggest fans, including Whoopi Goldberg and company, really want to hear Clarkson sing, the children’s book author part of Clarkson is big to her, too. That’s because Clarkson’s book writing is directly related to her daughter, River Rose (see photo below). River Rose was the inspiration for Clarkson’s River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, published last year. It hit Top Ten lists everywhere. In fact, River Rose’s arrival and journey clearly influenced Clarkson’s newest release — her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life. The Meaning of Life is what people discover when they listen to their children’s dreams the way Clarkson does.
[Meaning Of Life: stream, cd, or download Kelly Clarkson]
With Meaning of Life, the album, Clarkson moves toward a more R&B sound that suits her singular voice. (And which also might suit the early Aretha Franklin‘s voice — that’s right we said it, and so have others.) Clarkson has said her new album is an effort to mine her own personal choices more deeply than she was able to at her old record label. It’s a sound that represents the changes she’s been through in life, including her glorious motherhood and new world as a children’s book author. Clarkson’s got rhythm and blues like R&B demands, and she’s got soul and she’s got optimism too — courtesy of River Rose, as an reader of the Magical Lullaby will understand. The View airs weekdays at 11am ET on ABC.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 8, 2016