Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Adam Christopher/NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Adam Christopher/NBCUniversal

LISTEN: Kelly Clarkson Shares Sassy, Holiday Breakup Anthem, “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)”

Kelly Clarkson shared the first single “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)” from her upcoming holiday project!

Christmas came early as the superstar released the festive tune on Wednesday (Sept. 23). Co-written by Clarkson alongside Jason Halbert and Jessi Collins, “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You),” a sassy, holiday breakup anthem that finds Clarkson embracing the holidays as a single woman following her recent divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

“My purpose for choosing this lyric as the title of this project was to bring forth a sense of reality to the fact that we are probably in very different places emotionally “When Christmas Comes Around…” Some of us are consumed with a new love, some of us reminded of loss, some filled with optimism for the coming new year, others elated for some much deserved time away from the chaos our work lives can sometimes bring us,” Clarkson explains of the track.

Clarkson continued, “Wherever you are, and whatever you may be experiencing, I wanted everyone to be able to connect to a message on this album. Each year you may even have a new favorite depending on where you are in your life, but while change can be unpredictable there is no better time of year, in my opinion, to breathe hope into one’s life and let possibility wander.”

Listen to the new single below.

 

Clarkson recently shared the details for her upcoming holiday project, When Christmas Comes Around…, which features the just-released lead single “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You).”

Arriving on October 15 via Atlantic Records, When Christmas Comes Around… will feature 15-tracks, including duets with Ariana Grande, Brett Eldredge and Chris Stapleton. The album will feature original songs such as “Glow” and “Santa, Can You Hear Me” and more. In addition to original songs, the project will also include covers of classic country hits like “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” “Last Christmas” and amongst many others.

The holiday project marks Clarkson’s ninth studio album overall and her second holiday project since the release of 2013’s Wrapped In Red and her first new album since 2017’s Meaning Of Life.

Clarkson has shared several other holiday songs since releasing her holiday album in 2013, including her duet with Brett Eldredge, “Under The Mistletoe,” which will also appear on the deluxe edition of Clarkson’s When Christmas Comes Around…

When Christmas Comes Around… Track List

1. Merry Christmas Baby
2. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
3. Christmas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You)
4. Merry Christmas (To the One I Used to Know)
5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
6. Glow (with Chris Stapleton)
7. Santa Baby
8. Santa, Can You Hear Me (with Ariana Grande)
9. Last Christmas
10. Jingle Bell Rock
11. Blessed
12. Christmas Come Early
13. Under the Mistletoe (with Brett Eldredge) [Bonus Track] 14. All I Want for Christmas Is You [Bonus Track] 15. Christmas Eve [Bonus Track]

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