Pope Also Releases Title Track As Latest Single and Music Video
(October 15, 2021 – Nashville, TN) Grammy nominated recording artist, Cassadee Pope, has released her latest album, THRIVE, available now. In addition to the album’s release, Pope is dropping her latest single and music video – the album’s title track, “Thrive.” The inspiring single, written by Pope, Kevin Bard and Andy Albert, provides a hopeful message of not only surviving the traumas of life, but thriving from them.
“I had the concept of “Thrive” written down for my session with Andy and Kevin, both who I’ve known since my Hey Monday days,” says Pope. “I was very grateful they were up for going a more angsty route with this song. It felt like a therapy session in a way. The idea isn’t about forgiving someone, it’s about acknowledging how that awful experience helped you to thrive eventually, but never forgetting how that person wronged you.”
In addition to the release of the title track as her latest single, Pope has also released the official music video for “Thrive.” Directed by Kamren Kennedy, the performance video is an energetic depiction of reclaiming yourself and taking the power back from someone or some circumstance meant to break you.
“I wanted the music video for “Thrive” to be moody and high energy, all focused on a live performance. I love how you can’t tell where I am, just that I’m in the wilderness, finding my voice again,” Pope says. “My goal was to tip a hat to one of my idols, Avril Lavigne, with the more feminine dress and combat boots!”
THRIVE is Cassadee Pope’s ninth career album. The project is the perfect mixture of Pop-Punk melodies with Country music storytelling – both genres integral to Pope’s sound and musical evolution. This harmonious collection of songs represents where she is at in this stage of her life: happy, confident, and healthy. Produced by powerhouses, Nickolas Wheeler (All-American Rejects) and Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town,) this labor of love is a true reflection of Pope’s growth as an artist and willingness to expose herself emotionally to the world.
“This album truly feels like coming home to me. I leaned into embracing my Pop-Punk roots and my Country influence and the end result is this extremely honest, vulnerable, and fearless record. I’m proud of the project and how it totally describes who I am and what I’ve persevered through,” says Pope.
Be sure to check out Cassadee’s new line of “Y’alternative” merchandise, available now, including t-shirts, hats and stickers. “Y’alternative” merchandise is available both as a bundle pack or fans can purchase their favorite items individually.
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About Cassadee Pope:
Cassadee Pope is a GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-certified singer-songwriter who is gearing up to release her ninth career album, THRIVE on October 15, 2021. The album’s first single, “What The Stars See” was co-written by Cassadee and features Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) and Lindsay Ell in a raucous anthem about longing to see what a past partner is doing since going separate ways. Cassadee performed the track on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she also revealed the title of her latest album, THRIVE. This latest project is a career milestone for Cassadee — she wrote or co-wrote every song, blending influences from her pop-punk days fronting the band Hey Monday, and the country music storytelling and songwriter that she now calls home. Last year, she released her first acoustic solo album, RISE AND SHINE which was co-produced by Cassadee alongside Todd Lombardo. The collection of original songs followed her critically acclaimed album, STAGES (2019) featuring hit singles “Take You Home,” “One More Red Light,” and “If My Heart Had a Heart.” From fronting rock band, Hey Monday, to winning Season 3 of “The Voice” (2012) and releasing her #1 debut album FRAME BY FRAME (2013), Cassadee has effortlessly re-arranged the lines of Country and Pop. She has experienced tremendous success throughout her career, with the Platinum-selling single, “Wasting All These Tears,” being awarded with “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the 2014 CMT Music Awards and her #1 hit “Think of You” with Chris Young receiving a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Country Duo/Group.” Cassadee has performed on the TODAY show and has been featured in countless notable publications, including PEOPLE Magazine. Cassadee has toured extensively, joining legendary artists Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, playing London’s iconic O2 Arena during C2C: Country to Country Festival, and earning the distinction of the only Country artist to perform at 2018’s Warped Tour and joined Maren Morris on her GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR in 2019. Cassadee continued to tour throughout the spring of 2019 as the headliner of the “2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour,” which brought the franchise outside of the U.S. for the first time ever.