Breakaway


by Kelly Clarkson


"Breakaway" is a pop song recorded by American singer Kelly Clarkson. The song, written by Matthew Gerrard, Bridget Benenate and Avril Lavigne, was originally intended for Lavigne's debut studio album, Let Go (2002). After being deemed unsuitable for the album, it was passed to Clarkson to be recorded as a soundtrack for the film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Clarkson, who was finishing her second studio album at that time, recorded "Breakaway" to tide her fans over until the first single from her new album was released. However, the song's success prompted its inclusion on Clarkson's second album where she decided to name the album after the song. "Breakaway" was positively received by music critics, who complimented the song's universal message and its simple yet relatable. Musically, the song incorporates acoustic guitars and airy drums, which are interspersed with Clarkson's controlled voice. Lyrically, the song relates to Clarkson’s journey as a girl growing up in a small town to following her dream of pursuing a life elsewhere.

Difficulty:
2/10

Level:
Easy

Genre:
Pop

Time Period:
2000's


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