chemistry [translucent tan vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

chemistry [translucent tan vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

by Kelly Clarkson
chemistry [translucent tan vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

chemistry [translucent tan vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

by Kelly Clarkson

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Overview

In between 2017's Meaning of Life and its 2023 follow-up, Chemistry, Kelly Clarkson successfully launched a television talk show. She also divorced her husband of nearly a decade. The professional success and the personal loss fuel Chemistry, a record that's firmly within the tradition of post-divorce albums that stretch from Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks to Adele's 30. Clarkson doesn't flinch from the facts of the separation, frequently alluding to both pain and progression, taking the time to note how her life does not suck without her ex. Good times are remembered, too, but the positive moments arrive in the form of self-affirmations, such as the gospel-inflected "me." Like so many of its self-introspective cousins on Chemistry, "me" is accented by some heartfelt flair, yet at its core, it's a moody and muted piece of music that achieves propulsion not through rhythm or melody but through Clarkson's performance. Never a stranger to belting out a song, she sings with evident passion throughout the record, giving its darkened corridors some measure of light without entirely washing away the gloom. There are just enough moments of brightness -- the neo-disco "favorite kind of high," the exuberant self-empowerment of the closing "that's right," and "i hate love," which is funny enough to warrant its cameo from Steve Martin -- to make the rest of the album seem curiously stiff. Despite Clarkson's rousing performances and optimistic outlook, Chemistry feels cloistered and secluded, lacking pathways into its inner sanctuaries. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2023
Label: Barnes & Noble
UPC: 0075678627781
Rank: 555

Tracks

  1. skip this part
  2. mine
  3. high road
  4. me
  5. down to you
  6. chemistry
  7. favorite kind of high
  8. magic
  9. lighthouse
  10. rock hudson
  11. my mistake
  12. red flag collector
  13. i hate love
  14. that's right

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Clarkson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sheila E.   Percussion,Featured Artist
Steve Martin   Banjo,Featured Artist
Garrett Ray   Drums
Lester Estelle   Drums,Vocals (Background)
Catherine Marx   Piano
Carlos Murguia   Vocals (Background)
Jason Halbert   Piano,Keyboards,Bandleader,Co-Producer,Vocals (Background)
Matt Stanfield   Keyboards
Sharlotte Gibson   Vocals (Background)
Garret Ray   Drums
Ray Montiero   Trumpet
Jaco Caraco   Bass,Guitar,Vocals (Background)
Todd Collins   Percussion
Dan Levine   Trumpet,Trombone
Kyle Whalum   Bass,Vocals (Background)
Keyon Harrold   Trumpet
Jessi Collins   Vocals (Background)
Aben Eubanks   Guitar
Jake Sinclair   Bass,Guitar
Amy Allen   Guitar
Daniel Levin   Trumpet,Trombone
Randy Runyon   Guitar
Jesse Shatkin   Bass,Drums,Piano,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Percussion,Synthesizer
Erick Serna   Bass,Guitar
Joe Kennedy   Piano
Allison Iraheta   Vocals (Background)
Gabe Noel   Bass
Justin Womble   Guitar
Chad Carouthers   Guitar
Jeff King   Banjo
Devin Collins   Drums
Aaron Encinas   Vocals (Background)
Drew Erickson   Strings
Sandy Redd   Vocals (Background)
Rachel Orscher   Keyboards,Vocals (Background)
Max Wolfgang   Bass,Piano,Guitar
Sean Douglas   Vocals
Samuel Dent   Strings
James Pound   Vocals (Background)
Onterio Fisher   Vocals (Background)
Qirsten Carter   Vocals (Background)
Sarah Perez   Vocals (Background)
River Rose   Vocals,Featured Artist

Technical Credits

Serban Ghenea   Mixing
Kelly Clarkson   Composer,Lyricist,Executive Producer
Peter Townsend   Composer
Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Jason Halbert   Mixing,Composer,Engineer,Producer,Programming,Vocal Producer,Associate Producer
David Guetta   Remix Engineer
Matt Stanfield   Programming
Ric Robbins   DJ
Craig Kallman   A&R,Executive Producer
Jaco Caraco   Composer
Chris Kelly   Composer
Erik Olson   Engineer
Sam Dent   Engineer
Aben Eubanks   Composer
Jake Sinclair   Producer,Additional Production
Amy Allen   Composer
Randy Runyon   Composer,Producer
Sheila Richman   Publicity
John Denosky   Engineer
Maureen McDonald   Composer,Lyricist
Craig Rosen   A&R
Eric Olson   Engineer
Robert Venable   Engineer
Liz Pennock   Marketing
Jesse Shatkin   Composer,Engineer,Lyricist,Producer,Drum Programming,String Programming
Erick Serna   Composer,Producer
Ruth-Anne Cunningham   Composer
Carly Rae Jepsen   Composer
Brian Bowen-Smith   Photography
Alex Kirzhner   Art Direction
Justin Womble   Composer,Lyricist,Programming
David Grant   Marketing
Sir Mychael Davison   Engineer
Chad Carouthers   Programming
Nick Jonas   Composer
John Ryan   Composer
Alex Hope   Composer
Jessica Karpov   Composer
Rachel Orscher   Composer,Programming
Max Wolfgang   Composer
Sean Douglas   Composer
Mychael Davison   Engineer
Nich Jones   Composer,Engineer
Samuel Dent   Engineer
Carrie West   A&R
Mychael Gabriel   Engineer
Ted Sullivan   Publicity
Bryce Bordone   Mixing Engineer
GAYLE   Composer,Lyricist
Nathan Cimino   Engineer
Josh Ronen   Composer,Lyricist
Zach Kornhauser   Mastering
Ezekiel Chabon   Engineer
Jane Black   Producer
Rhonda Woodrome   Management,Project Manager
Ty Sunderland   Remix Engineer
Lu Pieters   Programming
Tristen Smith   Programming
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