Singer Kelly Clarkson revealed an interesting detail this week about her newly released single "Heartbeat Song," telling New York City-based radio host Elvis Duran that she actually used her baby's real heartbeat in an audio filed used to tease its release.
"This is why and we haven't told anyone," she said in an interview on Monday after DJs played the clip. "It's actually River's heartbeat slowed down from when she was in my tummy."
Clarkson gave birth to her daughter, River Rose, last summer and has included her in promotion of the song, recently posting a video of the baby dancing along to the tune.
Listen to Clarkson's interview below:
While she revealed that the heartbeat was used to tease the song, she did not definitively say that it is used in the track, though that was People Magazine's takeaway in a story published earlier this week.
And Christian and pro-life organizations have welcomed the song, with Bound4LIFE International, an anti-abortion group, claiming that it "celebrates her new baby girl in a unique way."
A press release touting a video released by the nonprofit on the day the song was unveiled invoked the tune in its efforts to call attention to battles over heartbeat bills in Arkansas and North Dakota — proposals that seek to prevent abortion after an unborn baby's heartbeat is detectable.
"For these two events to unexpectedly happen at exactly the same time should make us all ponder for a moment," Bound4LIFE executive director Matt Lockett said in a statement. "For 'Heartbeat Song' to come along, set to the heartbeat of her baby in the womb, just as two important heartbeat laws are being defended in court — it's either an extraordinary coincidence or a confirmation."
Singer Kelly Clarkson performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2011, presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)
He continued, "I take it as a great confirmation that God is drawing our attention to the sanctity of life in the womb."
While Clarkson included River's heartbeat and likeness in promoting and teasing the song, the lyrics do not appear to be overwhelmingly pro-life and the subject matter the song is speaking to seems more about having fun than it does praising motherhood.
Clarkson has not publicly aligned herself with any pro-life groups in relation to the release of the song, nor has she said that song is intended to be interpreted to be an anthem for that purpose.
An email to her publicist was not immediately returned.
(H/T: Charisma News)