Kelly Clarkson Takes A Deep ‘Breath’ On New Single

'Catch My Breath' is the lead single from Clarkson's Greatest Hits - Chapter 1, due November 19.

Kelly Clarkson is still pop’s sassy “Miss Independent,” but these days, she’s a bit more willing to ask for help. Clarkson’s uplifting new single “Catch My Breath” not only pays homage to her strong-willed musical persona, but also to the people who have helped her grow into the woman she is today.

Clarkson’s voice soars over a midtempo beat, keyboard and bright synths. She opens the track by sharing who she was in the past, singing, “I don’t wanna be left behind/ Distance was a friend of mine/ Catching breath in a web of lies/ I’ve spent most of my life/ Riding waves, playing acrobat/ Shadowboxing the other half/ Learning how to react.”

By the time the chorus comes in, the music opens up, and Clarkson reveals her new life mantra: “Catching my breath, letting it go, turning my cheek for the sake of this show/ Now that you know, this is my life, I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right/ Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that/ Catch my breath, won’t let them get me down, it’s all so simple now.”

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