Cassadee Pope has two different sides of her musical style. One is her country roots, growing up on the Florida coast she listened to country idols including Shania Twain and Garth Brooks. Her other side would be head banging and rocking out to the likes of alternative rock bands Fall Out Boy or All Time Low. Her new single “I Am Invincible” Illistrates both of these influences in a way that makes since for Cassadee.
Cassadee Pope told Rolling Stones 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 song follows the same ideas of some recent pop anthems including Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”. “I Am Invincible was written by Brett Boyett and Nash Overstreet and the song really hit Cassadee at a unique spot. She had been having a hard time with the writing process and the pressures of trying to a write a hit single.
“There were a few times this year when I was just writing, and writing, and writing, and I didn’t feel like I was writing the right songs,” she says. “I can’t rush the process, and I can’t be upset I’m not writing a hit in every session. It’s all part of my growth.”
For her album Cassadee states that, “I’ve done a lot of experimenting,” “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 song come out in the light of Keith Hill’s remarks of women in country music and how they are just a tomato or a garnish to the lettuce or salad that men are in country music. Cassadee Pope states that “It came at the perfect time, because I was feeling so empowered, especially around a time when females were finally getting a little more recognition in country music. . . Kelsea [Ballerini] is so great, and Kacey [Musgraves] too. Everybody is making moves and it’s the perfect time to prove [Hill] wrong.”
Other writers on her upcoming album are Sarah Buxton, Nathan Chapman, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Kip Moore. These different writers will give a wide range of perspective on the album and can hopefully live up to her platinum solo single “Wasting All Those Tears”. The album does not have a release date yet.