"I was in a dark place," says the singer, who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
American Idol season 14 alum Jax is set to release her debut EP, Funny, in January, and is giving the Jax Pack an early taste with a powerful new song, "Stars."
Released Nov. 4 via Idolator, "Stars" begins with a flurry of keys and undertones of acoustic guitar. A wash of lush production follows Jax as she delivers the line that inspired the song's title: "Stars can't shine without darkness / Hold up your fire / We can burn brighter."
Co-written with Nash Overstreet (Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor), "Stars" addresses the East Brunswick, NJ singer's year-long battle with thyroid cancer. She was diagnosed earlier this April with Hashimoto's Disease, and underwent surgery to remove her thyroid.