Moody neon red and purple lights highlighted Clarkson’s soulful performance of the ultra-romantic ballad. “What if nothing ever will change?/ Oh, I’m caught between your love and a hard place/ Oh, I wish there was a right way/ I’m caught between your love and a hard place, oh,” the daytime talk show host belted out the chorus.
“Hard Place” was originally released on H.E.R.’s fifth EP I Used to Know Her: Part 2 in 2018. The song peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B Digital Song Sales chart in February 2019 and earned two 2019 Grammy nominations in the Big Four categories: record of the year and song of the year.
Watch her Kellyoke cover of “Hard Place” below.