Kelly Clarkson Will Release a New Album in Early 2015
09/24/2014 AT 04:00 PM EDT
It's been almost three years since Clarkson, 32, released her last album of completely original material. (At least we had a Christmas album and a greatest hits disc to tide us over.)
Clarkson's break is totally understandable: The singer and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed daughter River Rose on June 12 – and most memorably, showed off their ridiculously adorable baby attending a Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concert in blinged-out headphones earlier this month.
This week, the singer leaked some much-awaited news. Responding to a fan's Tweet, she said: "Yes. I'm so proud of my next album! Might have a special guest… Doesn't come until early next year."
Soon thereafter, she shared: "The high road can be a lonely place but I'd rather talk to my shadow than a mirage."
But she made it clear that the bleak thought referred to one of the upcoming songs – not her life as a new mom.
Speaking of, Clarkson also disclosed some pretty hilarious parenting tips. (Folks, don't try this at home.)
"Ran out of songs 2 sing while trying 2 put my little girl 2 sleep @ she finally nods off after 'Silly Ho' by TLC #shecantunderstandhtelyrics."
Wait, Kelly, that gives us an idea: How about covering "Silly Ho" on the new album?