If you thought the Mr. in Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All” video was going to be some dude who beat the singer at a game of Scrabble, then surprise — turns out she’s lashing out at the press and gossip bloggers in her latest clip. As we caught from the teaser vid, Kelly sings in front of a wall covered with newspaper and magazine clippings about her. We also catch her watching footage of herself dancing on a bar then drunkenly falling off the edge on a gossip blog.
Oh, sure — there is a faceless fella we occasionally see Clarkson standing in front of and singing to with a vindictive look gleaming in her eyes. But the anti-rumor theme becomes crystal clear at the end of the Justin Francis-directed clip, when the iHeartRadio Music Festival performer tears the articles off the wall to reveal a road outside.
The singer steps through the barrier of bad press with her suitcase, letting us know that her life would not suck without all the unwanted attention. And, just like the song itself — which serves as the lead single off Kelly’s upcoming album Stronger — things become hopeful and upbeat for the First Lady Of American Idol once more.
Overall, it’s a great visual that matches the tone and feel of the song perfectly.
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