During a Facebook Live event on Monday Kelly Clarkson teased a big announcement coming on Friday, but instead of a press release she just sang a cover of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" as a hint of what's coming. In a supremely chill set-up in her living room, Clarkson spoke to the camera while clutching her coffee and praying that the noise didn't wake her baby daughter up. (Too late, River Rose was already crying when the video started.)
Taking advantage of the babysitting help, a nervous Clarkson ("I haven't done anything in a while"), opened with a joke about how she could be friends with Chewbacca Lady and explained that she wanted to find a way to announce things in her own fashion. "I'm excited to sing again because months ago I sounded like crap," she said. "This is the coolest announcement for me as an artist and I don't want ot ruin it."