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06 February 2009 @ 09:03 pm
Long, rambling squee over Kelly Clarkson's new video  
I'm babysitting the niece/nephews tonight and my sister hasn't heard/seen the new Kelly song/video, so I thought I'd show her. Well, the kids liked it, so while getting ready for bed I put the video on and just decided that since despite the fact that I've watched it five or six times, I still love it so, I'd post about it.

So, I'm INSANELY in love with Kelly's "My Life Would Suck Without You" video. I love the song. It wasn't one that I loved right away. My original thoughts on it were that while I LOVED the verses A LOT, the chorus, I liked but did't love. But still, it's really catchy and I thought that after a few listens-though, I'd just love the whole thing. And I do. I just love the whole thing now. It's bouncy and bubbly, and fun and frothy and fabulous. The best thing though is that Kelly's voice sounds AMAZING!!!!! Just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. So strong and rich. I do still think it's a little over-produced, but Kelly's voice is so powerful, it does overpower the over-production, LOL!

But the video!?! Oh, my, the video! It's just ... übercuteness on over-load. Seriously, it's like the most adorable thing ever (well, after the Doctor and Rose, of course). Kelly is just gorgeously, girl-next-door adorable in it. She looks happy and healthy, pretty and smiling and cute in the "acting" part of the video. So real and natural, and just lovely. With the most infectious smile!!! You can't watch her and her facial expressions and not just grin. Then in the "concert" part, she's finally pulled off a look I LOVE! During her 'Thankful' phase, I didn't really like her hair all that much, too dark, or too streaky, over-processed, and her outfit was either atrociously trailer-camp-makes rich, boring or just flat-out hideous. Then we got the first part of her 'Breakaway' phase in which her hair was long, honey brown with slight streaks, waves and just glorious ... of course, she was also dressing like a trailer-trash slut, in addition to heavy make-up. Her "look" was just so incongruous with who Kelly is. Then came the second 'Bway' phase, same, trashtastically slutty outfits, but paired with bright, blond hair. *Sigh* I was not a happy camper.

Then came along the 'My December/Reba' phase, and here we had short, dark and chunky, making her face looking about three times rounder than it was, and the outfits were either stuff most people would just wear around the house or something you would see celebrities wear ... in the 50's, if they were staid and very, very boring. Or dark, dark, dark, fake extensions, very, very big, long hair and pouffy, dark, depressing make-up and dramatic dresses. Double sigh.

Now, now, now ........ we have this!!! Her hair is honey brown again, long, slightly wavy, or sleekly, blowing-in-the-breeze straight, her make-up is natural and fresh-looking, accentuating her features, as opposed to overpowering or trampish. Her outfit in the story part of the video is cute, young and flattering, and in the concert part is sassy, sexy and classy all at the same time. And while sexy, she's no longer trying to oversell the "sexy" part, she's playing it as Kelly -- cute and spunky and just adorable. I LOVE IT!

Then there's the story part of the video: It's so FLIPPING! cute!!! The dysfunctional relationship played for cute laughs, the back and forth, the switch between the younger versions and older, the stuff in the apartment with the clothes, and then the fish and the guitar, and then in the car. Oh, when she grabbed him and kissed him at the end, I was all "Squee!!!!" Just so freakin' adorable!!!!!

If this is an indication of how the rest of her next album (All I've Ever Wanted) and press is going to follow, I'm ecstatic. I really liked Thankful. I really, really liked Breakaway. I loved My December -- not a good album! my ass!!! Listen to these ...

Be Still
How I Feel
Can I Have a Kiss?

... so, I've liked each CD more progressively, I'm hoping the pattern continues.

Anyhoo, here's the video (if you haven't seen it it) -- it's low quality, but you can watch the HQ version here (hq is un-embeddable) --

JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: DW: Farewellsthistwilight on February 7th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
I saw that today! *coincidence* She's gorgeous in it, isn't she? And I do love her voice!

Say, do you have the song ??
Arabian: Billie Piper_05arabian on February 7th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
She does look gorgeous here, loves!!!

Yup, I do! My Life Would Suck Without You. :D
JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: DW: Farewellsthistwilight on February 7th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Ooh, merci! :D
Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on February 7th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
poisoned_candyypoisoned_candyy on February 7th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I LOVE her hair in this video. Not too bleached/dyed blond, just a little darker than her natural dirty blond. And her clothing is just like natural Kelly. A nice shirt and some jeans. Her facial expressions are adorable, I especially love her in the guys' shirts. It's just a wonderful, simple video with a good plot. It's so lovely.
Arabian: Obama 2008arabian on February 7th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!
boundaid: KC - Three monthsboundaid on February 8th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
May I direct you to what everyone on KCE was wanking about last night:
I didn't link you to the thread these pictures were initially uploaded to (all like 70 pages of what seemed like hate :/ )

I felt like I'm confused. Her video does a disservice to her current figure. I love Kelly and I love her every size and I'm just so confused what is going on. Wasn't the video shot in December? Why didn't she just wear jeans? I'm scared of the media. Seriously, they flayed Jessica Simpson and...I STILL LOVE HER LOOK IN THE PERFORMANCE OUTFIT. I'm all over the place. (And towards the last six Reba dates she was little. AS WELL AS THE PHOTOSHOOT BEHIND THE SCENES


I am in awe with you. I love you. A long, great, wonderfully written, not just surface opinion ESSAY (I'll call it an essay) is just amazing. Kelly has had a few blips throughout her eras with great accomplished looks but sometimes they go so few and far between they don't really equate to much or warrant appraisal. Her style might not be the best but I'm just estactic she gets to sing this year. As in Clive won't bench her.
poisoned_candyypoisoned_candyy on February 8th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed. I was on there last night, and I almost couldn't take it. It was so catty. I didn't like her dress, hair or makeup in some pictures, but I think it was the lighting or the angle. Because then others came in on WireImage, and she was inside, and she looked much better.
Arabian: Obama 2008arabian on February 8th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Whatever. Honestly, LOL! The blue dress was lovely, and the performance outfit was okay. And all accounts seemed to indicate that she sounded amazing. That's what matters.

As I say below, yeah, totally a reason I don't ever go near the KCE.
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on February 8th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm a little confused. Is the second paragraph your thoughts on the insanity of the KCE (and there's a reason why I have never, ever, EVER been a part of the "official" Kelly fandom; they honestly scare me) or someone else's? I dunno.

As for the pictures in that thread, yeah, she's gained weight again, but Kelly's ALWAYS said that her weight fluctuates. So it fluctuates, big deal, she looks happy and healthy and for people who care, mid-way (if not sooner) during the press for AIEW, the constant on the move will have her slimming down again. Whatever.

I just love Kelly, I think she sounds fantastic, better than she has in years and she looks happy. THAT'S what matter.
boundaid: KC - Three monthsboundaid on February 8th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh my second paragraph is my response to you/this post as a whole.

I agree, she does seem happy and you are right! Kelly has been near death skinny (SNL 05) and curvy (IGB 07) so it really doesn't matter.

I really wish that Extra had learned how to work their live feed so we could have seen it. MSN always had the video working. :/
Arabianarabian on February 9th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
OH, okay, gotcha.
boundaid: A - Alice Smithboundaid on February 8th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)

Small clip of her performing. She brought it down a key I think. Which? Is smart. She'll be singing this A LOT soon.