Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ Album Cover, New Release Date Revealed

Robbie Daw | September 7, 2011 - 10:15 am

Kelly Clarkson is always clutching something on her album covers, and her new one doesn’t stray from the trend. (On Thankful it was her sweater sleeve. Breakaway saw her hands on her either side of her head. KC had a firm grip on her red dress on My December, and she was tugging her leather jacket on All I Ever Wanted.)

On the cover of Stronger, the “Mr. Know It All” singer’s fifth album, a black-and-white Kelly is wearing a gold bracelet and ring combo while making a fist and placing her fingers at her mouth. In other words, the same girl who sings sweet love songs is also a tough cookie who can punch you out if you get on her wrong side.

“I ended up naming the album Stronger mainly because the entire album is about empowerment and just strength overall,” Kelly said during a Livestream chat last week. “I love singing songs like that. I love being sassy. I love having attitude. I love raining on boys’ parades!”

Clarkson’s official site notes today that the release date for Stronger has been bumped up by one day, and the album will now be out on Monday, October 24 (the same day as Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto).

Do you plan to pick up a copy? (Take a good look at that fist and thing before you answer.) Let us know below, or by voting in our fall album poll in the right sidebar!