Kelly Clarkson, ‘I Don’t Think About You’ | Track Review
Kelly Clarkson radiates on “I Don’t Think About You,” one of many fine ballads that appear on her underrated, 2017 soul-pop album, ‘Meaning of Life.’
“It used to bother me, thought I could never leave / After all that I’ve been through, nothin’ left to prove / No, no, no, I don’t think about you.” The best way to describe Kelly Clarkson is magnificent. Past her most lucrative prime, she continues to move us. Unfortunately, her 2017 album, Meaning of Life, didn’t receive the commercial success it deserved. Few albums that feature R&B in any way, shape, or form are performing well on the charts, which is sad. Despite any commercial shortcomings associated with Meaning of Life, Clarkson released a personal favorite, “I Don’t Think About You,” as the next single.
“I Don’t Think About You” is a match made in heaven for Kelly Clarkson. Why? It’s a ballad, and ballads allow for Clarkson to show the totality of her prodigious instrument. On “I Don’t Think About You,” Clarkson flaunts her incredible range and overall vocal dexterity. The high notes are among the highest she’s recorded during her career. Naturally, that’s impressive to the highest degree. The song itself is also memorable, benefitting from the topic of love. There’s also the centerpiece of the record, the chorus, excerpted previously and continued below.
/ Weighing down on me / I lost my sanity / And now that we are through, nothin’ left to lose / No, no, no, I don’t think about you.”
“I Don’t Think About You” was one of the highlights when originally reviewing Meaning of Life. Once again, it’s a stunning ballad showcasing the best of Kelly Clarkson. It’s not the first nor the last ballad centering on love, but it’s a fine addition to a lengthy list.
Kelly Clarkson • Meaning of Life • Atlantic • Release: 10.27.17
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