In anticipation of her debut album, Lily Rose releases her title song “Stronger Than I Am” which illustrates the relationships between: heartbreak, drinking, and most of all– country music. She introduces this concept through a powerful lyric video in which she sets the stage for the rest of her visual album, due October 1st, with one simple line: To Be Continued...
Though “Stronger Than I Am” is only Rose’s fifth released song, she is deemed an “overnight sensation” by racking up over 78M streams since her debut in December 2020. Platforms like Billboard, Rolling Stone, and CMT are some, but not the only, to feature her success. CMT’s new digital series Viral to Verified, claims Rose as a rising star, which is only showing to be true as she joins Chris Lane’s Fill Them Boots tour beginning next month.
“When it comes to ‘Stronger Than I Am,’ I’ve honestly never been more excited for a song,” shares Rose. “When I first heard it, I knew it was a story I would be able to passionately tell and create a moment with fans. It includes everything a great Country song needs: a little bit of sadness, a little bit of drinking, and an incredible hook.”
“Sometimes I feel stronger than I am / Sometimes I can handle my own / Sometimes my day goes just like I planned / Sometimes I forget that you’re gone / Sometimes I pick myself up and I shake the dust off / But tonight I don’t feel like I can / That’s why I’m sitting here sippin’ / On something that’s stronger than I am”
In Rose’s vulnerable chorus, she admits that with heartbreak comes loss of strength, that heartache often wins out on. She relates the “strength” of heartache, to the “strength” of alcohol in this powerful metaphor– where both win over her struggle to overcome the breakup she’s just experienced and the trauma that comes along with it. With this potent delivery, Lily Rose relates to almost any sense of fragility that can be felt by a human being, successfully drawing more than just her already-devoted listeners.
Lily Rose defines a common component in country music in an individualistic way with her power-driven performance, poignant lyrics, and relevancy all together in her title track for her upcoming album, “Stronger Than I Am”.
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