The sometimes-country and international superstar, Kelly Clarkson, released her fifth album, Stronger, this week. The vocal powerhouse is in top form throughout the entire album providing a perfect blend of her versatile musical styles: soul, pop, country, urban, and singer-songwriter.
One of the tracks recorded by the two-time Grammy award winner was co-written by Danelle Leverett of The JaneDear Girls. Leverett penned the song, “The Sun Will Rise,” with country songwriter Kyle Jacobs. The stand-out track appears on the Stronger deluxe edition, and is sung as a duet with Clarkson and Kara DioGuardi.
The song is lyrically and melodically beautiful with Clarkson and DioGuardi’s vocals and deliverance of the song being equally as beautiful. “The Sun Will Rise” is about overcoming hardships and obstacles, and sends an inspiring message that everything will be all right. The song is one of my favorite tracks and serves as a fitting closer to the album’s theme of strength and empowerment.
Leverett posted the following heartfelt message on Facebook:
I’m in tears… Honored… Inspired… Humbled. Thank you Kelly Clarkson and Kara DioGuardi for singing a song that I wrote called “Sun Will Rise”. Two of my favorite singers singing one of my favorite songs I’ve written is a dream come true..! Kelly’s new album “Stronger” just came out so PLEASE support her and buy a copy!:) Thanks, Danelle