Following the successful release of Kelly Clarkson‘s Mr. Know It All from her new STRONGER album is another up tempo song that screams an inspirtational message that What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger!
What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) is the second track from her 5th newly released album which successfully charted on top of many charts internationally. When being asked about the song, Kelly said this one is her favorite – “That’ll be the one [that’s] kinda like “Since U Been Gone,” [with] people jumping up and down to [it], and it’s just kind of really inspiring, so I can’t wait to perform that one.” The song’s empowerment and uplifting theme led Clarkson to name her fifth studio album – Stronger.
Prior the release of the single, Kelly Clarkson‘s What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger already received positive reviews from contemporary critics. Here are some of their reviews:
“A guitar riff reminiscent of “Since U Been Gone” segues into an anthem that encourage personal reinvention, and dancing.” – Jason Lipshutz of Billboard
“I’m more partial to the understated, sassy-but-soulful vibes on current lead single “Mr. Know It All”, but there’s chatter around the Entertainment Weekly music department that Clarkson might have been better off releasing “What Doesn’t Kill You” as the first track from Stronger.” – Grady Smith of Entertainment Weekly
“Best of all is “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, a throbbing glitter-disco tribute to believing that it really does get better.” – Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly
“The chilly electro-pop that Greg Kurstin brings to the verses of “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” suggests a Top 40 version of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” before the song explodes into the kind of ginormous chorus that Clarkson sells better than just about anyone else.” – Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine
“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” has a super radio-friendly hook, and we’re already singing along: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger/Stand a little taller/Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.” – MTV
“Just in case Kelly didn’t belittle “Mr. Know It All” enough in the first song, telling him, “You know everything about everything, but you don’t,” now she’s back for round two: “The bed feels warmer, sleeping here alone” (Ouch!). Nah, her life doesn’t suck without him. What sucks is that she didn’t deck him before she left. With a song that would fit with a boxing film’s workout montage, she’s clearly thinking about it: If she does come back, she’ll come back swinging.” – Brian Mansfield of USA Today
The song is currently being used in a Toyota commercial which features Clarkson singing the song. Check this out
Here’s the full song of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Clarkson started filming the video for “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) on November 18, 2011. Clarkson announced on her official website that the video will have involvement from fans around the world, which will result in the video having a “global flash mob” theme. Her first televised performance of the song was on November 23, 2011, during The X Factor results show.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger single be officially released this December 2011 and the music video by January 2012.