Sometimes, less really is more: Kelly Clarkson's "Invincible" music video premiered on Friday, and although it has a relatively simple concept, it's still quite powerful. "Invincible," which was co-written by Sia Furler, finds Clarkson singing about a "teacher" who helps her take charge of her own life. "Now I am invincible/No, I ain't a scared little girl no more," the original American Idol proudly proclaims on the song's triumphant chorus. Appropriately, the "Invincible" music video follows a series of women as they "break free" from the various things that are holding them back.
In between scenes of Clarkson belting out "Invincible" in an abandoned warehouse (which is, admittedly, a little strange), we're shown shots of women trapped inside floating white boxes (which is, again, a little strange — but don't let it turn you off). As the clip progresses, one by one, each woman finds the strength to bust out of her cube. POW! Just before the track's climax, everyone's transported to the warehouse where they start layin' down some Mia Michaels–esque choreography. Clarkson even joins in! (She just does some light fist pumping, but I'm still pretty impressed. After all, choreo isn't really her thing.) Trust me, the last minute or so of the visual is going to make your heart swell and your spirit soar.
Check out the "Invincible" music video below.
Didn't that make you feel good? In all honesty, I do kind of wish Clarkson were more involved in the action (as opposed to spending the majority of the time by herself in an abandoned warehouse), but overall, the treatment fits the song well. I dig it.
"Invincible" is the second single from Clarkson's latest LP, Piece By Piece . Both the track and the album are available on iTunes and Spotify now.
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