Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope recently announced the title of her upcoming album, Thrive, as she appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Pope also performed her current single from the album, “What The Stars See,” alongside one of the track’s female collaborators, Lindsay Ell. The celestially inspired video was directed by Matthew Paskert and filmed in the planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.
Thrive is Pope’s ninth career album that blends pop-punk melodies, from the inception of her career with her band, Hey Monday, with the country storytelling that overflows from her heart. Pope’s powerhouse vocals come alive stronger than ever with direction from producers Nick Wheeler (All-American Rejects) and Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) – role models who represent the best from eras of Pope’s own musical journey.
“I wanted to name the album Thrive because that word explodes with empowerment and endurance. The title track talks about not just surviving something but thriving from it, and I’m at a point in my life where I can see how the hard times were necessary,” says Pope of the upcoming album. “I also feel so unapologetically me in this new project which makes me thrive in every sense of the word!”
Pope has also released her second single from Thrive, “Say It First,” available everywhere now. The track written by Pope, Ross Copperman, and Heather Morgan, takes a look at pulling the plug on a relationship and taking the difficult role of “bad guy,” even when you both know it’s come to an end and making the decision to “Say It First.” The full project is slated to be released this fall.