Kelly Clarkson has just uploaded the album version of “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” the title track (and rumored second single) of her upcoming fifth studio album Stronger, due out on October 24.

You see, Miss Clarkson has neither the time nor patience for you good-for-nothing leak lovin’ queens, so she’s decided to go ahead and make sure we’re all on the same page by releasing the final mix to the masses.

From her Twitter:

Hey ya’ll – I heard that some versions of “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” started showing up online. My new album Stronger is out in 3 weeks (Oct 24) and I want you to hear the real thing! Check it out!


“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” was co-penned by an incredible group of songwriters, including David Gamson (Ke$ha‘s “Backstabber,” “Stephen”), Alexandra Tamposi and superhero Swede-pop scribe Jörgen Elofsson (Britney‘s “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Sometimes,” amongst millions of other pop classics.)

While Stronger‘s lead single “Mr. Know It All” proved to be a gorgeously subdued moment for the powerhouse Texas-bred vocalist, “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” is all about spotlighting what Clarkson always has and always will do best: Kicking ass, taking names and walking away with her head held high. (Just walk away…)

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller / Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone,” Clarkson defiantly declares during the song’s almighty surging chorus, which also doubles as the main theme of her upcoming record. Now that’s how you do an empowerment anthem!

This song is everything. It’s just EVERYTHING! Such an amazing power pop-rock tune, sung by such a talented chanteuse! She makes me so happy! I’M SO PROUD! I’m sorry, I’m getting way too emotional…I should probably go.


Stronger will be released on October 24. (iTunes)