Kelly Clarkson Breaks You Out of Your Light-Up Box In ‘Invincible’ Videoby Matthew Scott Donnelly | PopCrush
Okay, so you’ve broken out of your shell, but are you ready to break out of your large-scale cubist light installation?
Kelly Clarkson, who performed a pitch-perfect rendition of “Invincible” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, has just released a video for the track—the second single off Piece by Piece—and it’s very much Miss Independent in a nutshell…err, big, glowing box.
The clip, which opens on Kelly surveying the nuts and bolts of a big, abandoned warehouse, soon casts its attention on a collection of giant, luminous blocks floating around town; one slowly spins above a nearby shoreline, another hovers over a discount liquor shop’s parking lot.
Seemingly intent on cracking each open like farm-fresh eggs, Kelly begins to pound the depot’s brick walls as she bellows a familiar battle cry. “Beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall/’Cause I can take on so much more than I had ever dreamed/So beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall/’Cause baby I am ready to be free,” she pleads through the tune, which was written and hand-delivered by Sia.
Obligingly, the shadowy visages trapped inside the handful of wedges finally rocket out of their respective jail cells, and they barrel over to Kelly’s depository for a you-can’t-keep-me-down dance number. Think “Stronger“‘s flash mob, but in a space that could double as a lumber yard!
(Digression: Is anyone else completely enamored of the woman in the wheelchair? How can we land tickets to her art show?)
Thoughts on Kelly’s “Invincible” vid? Feeling ready to take on the world?
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