AceShowbiz - Kelly Clarkson has created a beautiful song called "I've Loved You Since Forever", which is inspired by Hoda Kotb's new children's book of the same name. The music video for the track was premiered on March 8 on "Today".
The approximately one-and-a-half-minute clip features the songstress recording in the studio, showcasing her gorgeous vocals. "Before birds flew over rainbows/ And monkeys swung on trees/ There was you, and there was me," she sings over soft acoustic guitar. "Before the sunset in the sky/ And honey came from bees/ There was you, and there was me."
During the show, the "American Idol" winner said of the song, "I made it more like a lullaby, like James Taylor -- like there's kind of some Patty Griffin in it. I'm actually more nervous than singing normal songs, since I know how important it is to [Hoda]."
Hoda personally asked Kelly to sing the words to her book, which is dedicated to her adopted daughter Haley. "This is how I ask anyone to do anything -- 'You can't and that's fine, don't worry,' -- and she's like, 'Let me try,' " she recalled of her interaction with the singer. "I went to the Olympics, she said, 'I'm gonna send you voice notes at the Olympic.' I got crickets, I was like, it's not happening, it's fine."
But it turned out Kelly was instantly on board. "I get back Monday morning, I look at the rundown, I see Kelly Clarkson's name, I'm like, 'Oh no, she's here, now she's gonna feel weird and I'm sorry,' " she added. "And she said to me, 'I have it.' And so the next day we went across the street to a studio ...she sang the words to that book and I melted."
Profits from each download and stream of the song will be donated to Helpusadopt.org, an organization which provides grants to parents who need help covering the costs of adoption.