Locke Tells 'True Story' On Sophomore Album

"Supawoman" will be the first single from Kimberley Locke's sophomore album, "Based on a True Story," which is set for release in September via Curb Records.

"Supawoman" will be the first single from Kimberley Locke's sophomore album, "Based on a True Story," which is set for release in September via Curb Records.

"It's about being a strong, independent woman and finding a partner, a man who can come in and work with you, with all of your strong attributes, and not be intimidated by you," Locke tells Billboard.com of the single, which will be available July 4 via iTunes.

"Supawoman," co-written by Locke and producers Mark Feist and Damon Sharpe, is one of the nine songs Locke helped pen for the new album. The artist says contributing to the writing process was therapeutic for her during a rough time in her life. "I was engaged, and the engagement fell apart," she says. "There were so many emotions and feelings inside of me that [songs] literally were just pouring out of me."

"Based on a True Story" will also feature the girls-night-out anthem "Doin' It Tonight," and the album's lone rock ballad, "Change," co-written by Locke with Ty Lacy and Dennis Matkowsky.

"It was a really great experience," the former "American Idol" contestant says of her first go as a songwriter. "I think being paired with people who have an obvious strong talent for writing really brought something out in me. Otherwise I don't know if I would have been able to do it."

"Based on a True Story" is the follow up to Locke's 2004 debut, "One Love," which peaked at No. 16 on The Billboard 200. The singles "8th World Wonder" and "I Could" both reached the top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.