Kelly Clarkson debuted the official music video for new single “Dark Side,” which explores some pretty heavy themes including addiction, abuse, eating disorders and beyond.
The singer is absolutely gorgeous against the minimalist set and appears side-by-side with a number of extras who each personify one of the video’s over-arching themes. To be honest, the video plays out like an It Gets Better PSA, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the problem is it’s been done quite a few times before, including by Pink for “Perfect” a mere 2 years ago.
The message is clear – everyone has something in their past that they’re less than proud of, but it’s helped shaped them in a way — and to love is to look beyond. I just wish a director could’ve come up with a new treatment to do that justice without the standard fare.
Watch the official music video for Kelly Clarkson’s “Dark Side” after the jump and be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot.