‘Tis the season for Kelly Clarkson’s holiday breakup anthem, “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You).” The track, which she released on Thursday, September 23, is the first single off the 39-year-old Voice coach’s ninth studio album, When Christmas Comes Around… , and comes more than a year after her June 2020 split from Brandon Blackstock.
In the lead single, The Kelly Clarkson Show host sings about all the things she can do this holiday season without “you.” The list includes dancing in the snow, listening to Christmas music really loud and hanging up every light she can find in the house.
The song was her way of “bringing forth a sense of reality to the fact that we are probably all in very different places emotionally ‘when Christmas comes around,’” she said in a press release. “Some of us 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.”
The “Since U Been Gone” singer has talked about prioritizing happiness amid her messy divorce from Blackstock, 44. Clarkson, who shares kids, River Rose, 7, and Remy, 5, with Blackstock filed for divorce in June 2020, after nearly seven years of marriage.