Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson released her new single "Invincible" on May 18. On the Sia-penned track, Clarkson's powerful vocal range takes center stage.
"Invincible" is the second single from Clarkson's latest album Piece by Piece. The bold ballad follows her pop-rock jam "Heartbeat Song," which peaked at no. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Clarkson voice is put on full display with "Invincible," a song written by Australian singer Sia. The aforementioned act also contributes backing vocals.
Strings and lush production open "Invincible" before booming beats set in. Kelly sings about shortcomings and insecurities that held the original Idol back, but her vocals get mightier when she declares, "Now I'm invincible / I ain't a scare little girl no more." Some artists have trouble tackling Sia's tunes given her wide range but Clarkson effortlessly takes the song to new heights in a powerhouse performance. She even adds some Mariah-esque high notes at the end for good measure. Clarkson drives the empowering message home with her superhuman voice that is just as "Invincible" as the single suggests.
"Invincible" is now available on iTunes. Clarkson recently performed the single live during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and last week's season finale of NBC's The Voice. Her most recent record, Piece by Piece, debuted at no. 1 on Billboard's albums chart back in March. She will launch a tour across the country this summer in support the album. For more information about tickets and shows, be sure to check out Kelly's AXS page here.