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Kelly Clarkson calls out ex Brandon Blackstock for using her heart in cutting lyrics for new song

The Kelly Clarkson Show host is releasing her first album since her divorce from Brandon

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
13 April 2023
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Kelly Clarkson certainly didn't hold back when it came to expressing her feelings in her upcoming album Chemistry, which she's touted to be about the ups and downs of a relationship.

The singer is slated to release the first pair of singles from the album, titled "Me" and "Mine," on Friday, April 14, but gave fans an early look into their content.

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A day early, the singer dropped the full lyrics to each song so "y'all can learn them before it's out," although the meaning behind them was not lost on her fans.

While both songs share the same central message of self-empowerment and coming out of a toxic relationship (yikes), "Me" leans more into finding time for oneself and personal growth.

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The last verse, in particular, fueled fan takes on the fact that her new music would track her feelings about her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

A part of it reads: "Cause I don't need somebody to scold me, don't need somebody that hurts me. Don't need somebody who feels weak standing next to me."

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Kelly dropped the full lyrics for her two new songs

The second track, "Mine," is more spitfire in its lyrical content, dealing with a bitter breakup that leads Kelly (in this case) to realize how hurtful the relationship turned out to be.

The central hook of the chorus alone digs deep, going: "Someone's gonna show you how a heart can be used like you did mine," even throwing in a reference to the 2004 sci-fi romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Fans couldn't wait for the songs to drop, as one said: "I'm dying with these lyrics," while another wrote: "It's like you know what I'm thinking! Going through a divorce now so this is exactly the album I need! So excited!"

Kelly announced the album – her tenth and first since 2017's Meaning of Life – back in March, saying of the title: "I was trying to find a word, it might be one of the songs on the album, but I was trying to find a word that really described the whole thing. 

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The American Idol champ explained why her album would be called Chemistry

"I didn't want everybody to think I was just coming out with some 'I'm angry,' 'I'm sad' — just one or two emotions. This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship."

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