Kelly Clarkson has written a staggering number of songs in the midst of her split from husband Brandon Blackstock.
The 38-year-old “Since U Been Gone” singer filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after roughly seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The former couple share two children together.
Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Clarkson noted that the songwriting has been an outlet for her in light of the split and revealed that she has written “about 60 songs” in the process.
“I’ve written like 60 songs,” Clarkson told the outlet. “It’s crazy to get it out.”
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“I think that’s a blessing in itself,” he continued, noting that “it’s such a wonderful thing to have that outlet, regardless of whether people listen to it or not.”
Clarkson later revealed that he is working on a new album, although he expressed uncertainty about which songs will see the light of day.
“I have this album that we are working on,” he revealed. “It’s really cool and really honest. There are a ton of questions I have to answer before I post it for myself, you know? Whether it’s on a business or personal level.”
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“However, whatever happens, it’s a gift. I don’t know how someone, I’ll be honest with you, goes through a pain like divorce, any kind of pain, any kind of loss, without having a way out like this.”
The talk show host also reflected on how much of her personal life she wants to share with the public.
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“I hate having to go through [the] ‘For you’ or ‘Piece by piece’ [phase]”he explained.” Certain songs that I have written have certainly shaped me, but they have been very difficult. “
“They are difficult decisions to publish because they are very personal,” he continued. “But the other side is like, ‘Man, how many people have reached out to me?’ [Saying things] like, ‘You have no idea. I never wanted to talk about it. I’ve never told anyone this. ‘
“Music has that [healing] way, even for me. I listen to other artists and music as a way to ‘heal’ you. “