“For my girls, the fighters, the warriors”
Cassadee Pope’s latest single, I Am Invincible, gives a voice to those who fight back from seemingly insurmountable odds. The song is being compared to Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).
Co-written by Nash Overstreet and Brett Boyett, the song’s message is clear – be true to yourself, keep on dreaming, and don’t give up. We can all relate – Cassadee herself cites her parents’ divorce when she was 11 and the failed record deals that she dealt with early in her career as obstacles that could’ve stopped her.
Debuting the song last month at the opening ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles, she said it was an honor
“to meet some of the athletes and to be able to stand on that stage and tell them basically, ‘You can do anything you set your mind to.’ They also kind of put life in perspective for me, because they’re the epitome of defying the odds. It was something I wanted to do regardless, but the song really helped elevate the experience.”
“I am invincible
I am unbreakable
I am a diamond that will last”
For the song’s lyric video, fans were asked to send in pictures holding a sign with their favorite lyrics from the song.
Just this past week, she filmed the official video.
“There was one specific story that was really inspiring to me, because it was about a girl who was in an abusive relationship and she decided to just leave. She was brave enough to realize that she can have a better life without this person. She said the song helped her, which I thought was just the craziest story. The power of music is not more real than that. So I was very, very touched.”
“Broken glass inside
Won’t cut through me
Pain behind my eyes
I turn into strength
Oh I will fight
I will survive”
She has been busy working on her second album, writing with a number of co-writers including Liz Rose, Kip Moore, Nathan Chapman, and Charles Kelley. Having too many songs is a problem she doesn’t mind, and Republic Nashville’s Scott Borchetta (her label’s president) is helping her narrow her choices. Cassadee is taking her time,
“The sophomore album is in many ways scarier and more intimidating than the first one. I want to make sure that I’m explaining myself and explaining where I am in my life perfectly with these songs.”