In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Cassadee Pope speaks on growing up with two sides. One half grew up on country idols like Shania Twain and Garth Brooks on the Florida coast, and the half that rocked out at a Fall Out Boy concert. Her former band, Hey Mondays, were darlings of the indie circuit.
On her new song, “I Am Invincible,” The Voice season 3 winner attempts to reconcile her two sides.
“That’s a huge part of who I am,” the singer told RS about her love for rock bands like Blink-182 and All Time Low. “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.”
Written by Brett Boyett and Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae), the song is the first single off of the singer’s forthcoming album, set to come out sometime in 2016. Upon its premiere, according to Billboard, “I Am Invincible” climbed to No. 4 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.
Cassadee, who moved to Nashville in December, says she’s done a lot of experimenting with her recent songwriting. “I’ve gone super-country, and a little more Shania pop-rock. And I want to stick with the empowerment [theme], because that can be something people turn to me for, and I love that direction.”
This weekend, Cassadee will be singing “I Am Invincible” at the Special Olympics opening ceremonies in Los Angeles.
Listen to “I Am Invincible” right here.