From the looks of Cassadee Pope’s new single, the country singer has found an entirely new voice.
Pope, the season 3 winner of NBC’s The Voice, premiered her new track “I Am Invincible” through Rolling Stone Country one day before its July 24 debut on Apple Music. Upon its premiere, “Invincible” climbed to No. 4 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.
As the title suggests, “Invincible” is a self-empowerment anthem that recalls similarly inspiring tracks from female artists, such as Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” Fittingly, the “Voice” champ will perform the motivational single at the Special Olympics opening ceremony on July 25 in Los Angeles.
Pope told Rolling Stone that the song, co-written by Hot Chelle Rae’s Nash Overstreet, blends Pope’s country roots with her love of rock music. “That’s a huge part of who I am. I grew up singing country music…but I’ve always had that rock edge. And I don’t want to ever neglect that, because it wouldn’t be authentic to me. So this song feels really empowering and inspirational.”
“Invincible” will be included on Pope’s sophomore album, due sometime in 2016. The set serves as the follow-up to her 2013 debut, Frame by Frame, which debuted at No. 1 on Hot Country Albums and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. The collection contained the top five country hit “Wasting All These Tears,” which scored the rookie the breakthrough video of the year honor at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.