AceShowbiz - %cKelly Clarkson% is gearing for her new studio album. She is set to release a new single on Thurdsay, September 7 and follow it up with an appearance on "Today" show on Friday. She has released a teaser for her new music on Twitter.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) September 3, 2017
Kelly hasn't officially announced the title and release date of her next studio installment. The record is expected to be a mixture of "urban, pop, soulful R&B." It will mark her first release under Atlantic Records after leaving RCA and her first album after 2015's "Piece by Piece".
"Everybody's been asking me to make a soulful record for years and while we've always had soulful influences on my record, we've never actually made a soulful record," she said in June during Facebook Live chat. "I've wanted to make this since I was a kid. My mom has wanted this for years – this is for my mom, too."
"It's very much my personality," she told PEOPLE in a different interview. "I think it's very much what people expected from me off of watching me on '[American] Idol'. I sang all these Aretha [Franklin] things, I love Tina [Turner], I love Mariah [Carey], I love Whitney [Houston]."
"I think it's very much what people expected in the first place. I love all my stuff that I've done but this is the record that has been in me since junior high. And that music from when I was in junior high is now coming back [into style] - like our 15-year-old listens to R&B that I listened to in high school."
She added, "We have a good batch of songs already and I can't wait to sing them live. They're amazing. After having a career for so long, it's so weird that nobody knows [my sound] yet, so it's going to be so good. It's definitely a different chapter."