Following up the uptempo lead single “Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson takes a turn for the inspirational on “Invincible,” the second song she has shared from her upcoming album, Piece By Piece, and a track co-written by “Chandelier” star Sia. Take a listen to the song, produced by Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin, below:
Lyrically, Clarkson has struck this pose many times — the little girl who couldn’t find her way, blossoming into the woman with unlimited strength — and the distant drums and more measured vocal delivery, “Invincible” is less of a fist-pumping anthem than “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” or “Breakaway.” “I was so afraid, I felt so unsure/Now I am invincible, another perfect storm,” she declares on the chorus, which ratchets up the intensity with some strings placed behind Clarkson’s voice.
No word on whether “Invincible” is the second official single from Piece By Piece, but the track is being offered along with “Heartbeat Song” as an instant download with a pre-order of the album. Piece By Piece, which follows 2011’s Stronger, is due out Mar. 3 through RCA Records.
“Heartbeat Song” slips 10 spots to No. 44 on this week’s Hot 100 chart, after peaking at No. 34 last week. Watch the song’s official music video below: