Her win on the third series of The Voice US made singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope a household name in the States and her debut album Frame by Frame went on to top the US country albums chart, spawning the singles Wasting All These Tears and I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.
The 25 year old songstress this week debuted the first cut from her upcoming second LP and I Am Invincible owes as much to her love of rock music as it does the informative years spent listening to her country icons Shania Twain and Garth Brooks.
“That’s a huge part of who I am,” Pope told Rolling Stone Country. “I grew up singing country music, that’s a huge part of who I am, too, 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.”
The title of the towering power ballad gives enough insight behind the empowerment-themed lyrical content as is needed, but it was written by Brett Boyett and Nash Overstreet and Pope performed the track this weekend at the opening ceremony of this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles.
I Am Invincible is out to download from iTunes now whilst the new record will arrive next year, and feature collaborations with Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Sarah Buxton, Nathan Chapman and Kip Moore.