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. In May"Breakaway" was reissued as the fifth and final single from the album of the same name. It incorporates acoustic guitars and airy drums which are interspersed with Clarkson's controlled voice.
The lyrics narrate Clarkson's journey as a girl growing up in a small town who follows her dream for self-improvement. In the US, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot chart and became her third top ten song in the chart. Directed by Dave Meyersthe accompanying music video for "Breakaway" portrays Clarkson as a young girl from a small town who follows her dream and becomes an international star.
Clarkson acted out most of the lyrics in the music video because she felt that the song was autobiographical. Critics responded positively to the music video for being faithful to the central theme shared by the song, the film, and Clarkson's personal biography. She has performed the song in her concert tours, including the Stronger Tour. Benenate explained that Lavigne came to her to write the song, saying. Matthew began creating the melody and track, and I started working on the lyrics.
I remember staying in bed for three days, writing 25 versions of the lyric. I love being in bed and writing lyrics, and having my dog Jet and my kitty Dash on the bed. Anyway, we finally finished the lyric, then we completed the demo. After the production of the song was deemed unsuitable for Lavigne's album, the song was passed The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway several artists including Samantha Moore before finally being recorded by Kelly Clarkson.
Whenever writers or producers come to work with me, they take advantage of the fact that I can really belt it out. What's cool about 'Breakaway' is that it Länger Tot Als Lebendig - Noie Werte - Verraten Und Verzockt take advantage of that. The song just uses the simplicity of my voice. Dawood of Dawn lauded the song for being the best track on the album, writing ""Breakaway" is an enchanting single that will have you humming along to its infectious, gentle chorus and the inspiring lyrics.
Lyrically, the song is about growing up and moving on in life. It The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway how I got into the business, verbatim. I did grow up in a small town, I wanted to get out, I felt like there was something I didn't feel like I fit in at school.
Whether you are a DJ, or if you work with computers, or if you're a teacher, everyone has that point where they feel, 'I'm bored and this isn't what I wanted to do with my life. While reviewing the album, Shirley Shipin of Rolling Stone opined that "Breakaway" was the highlight of the album where Clarkson sounded "more Avril than Ashlee". Making a wish, making a change and, of course, breaking away. But seriously, this song is more than just a high school graduation anthem. Bill Lamb of About.
On the week ending August 28,"Breakaway" debuted at number sixty on the Billboard Hot Internationally, "Breakaway" was a commercial success. In Australia, "Breakaway" debuted at number fourteen on the week ending September 26,  before peaking at number ten, three weeks later. The accompanying music video for "Breakaway" was directed by Dave Meyerswhich was shot in two days from July 10 to July 11, He explained, "I was a little worried, Notion - Coal Chamber - Chamber Music coming off 'American Idol,' it inherently feels manufactured and I didn't know how much of it was true artistry.
But when I met her, she really does have a good, solid vibe. It was an honor to bring some of that out of her. Meyers also realized that the song was featured in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and he struggled to find a way to address the film-footage in the music video, saying "Since it's a movie tie-in, the idea stems from trying to figure out a new way of addressing the film-footage requirement they put on you, so we came up with the idea of her attending the premiere, which is very much something she will do in real life.
The video begins with the The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway version of Clarkson sitting at the back seat of a station Chillin (Radio Edit) - Modjo - Chillin. Singing the first verse, she witnesses a depressing scene of her brother quarreling with her sister who are scolded by their mother.
She slowly clasps both her hands before the video shifts to the Show Me - Tom Jones - The Lead And How To Swing It day where Clarkson is seen arriving on the red carpet with her publicist for the world premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
After posing for the photographers, she enters the cinema and watches the film. The next scene switches back to the younger Clarkson who is sitting and looking around her neighborhood at her house's rooftop as a plane is seen flying across the sky. The video switches back to the older Clarkson who is The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway watching the aforementioned film in her laptop inside the plane as it goes through The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway mild turbulence.
Clarkson is also seen reminiscing about her past job as a worker in a movie theater, singing with her co-workers. The next scene shows Clarkson singing with her band in a backyard party which is shown alternately with scenes from the film, as well as Jack Johnson - Wasting Time montage of her family and co-workers waving away from her.
In the final scene, the younger Clarkson is shown praying by her bedside. The video was The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway to MTV's website on August 9, She opined that the video was a great Cinderella story, writing ""Breakaway" shows the story of a young tomboy girl dealing with her insane family and The Show-Men - Slowly / Breakaway she grows up into…AKA a popstar named Kelly Clarkson.
Caryn Ganz noted that Clarkson belted the ballad song effortlessly by walking back and forth across the stage with her right hand on the mic and her left resting on her chest. LiveLos Angeleswhere she told the audience that people started supporting her because of the song. Katie Stevens covered the song on the ninth season of American Idol. Despite listening to the judges' comments to sing a contemporary song, her rendition was criticized by the judges; Randy Jackson thought the note was too big for Stevens while Ellen DeGeneres felt Stevens did not sell the lyrics.
Kara DioGuardi said, "I don't think you know who you are yet as an artist", an opinion agreed by Simon Cowell. Samantha Stephens of The Republican felt Zorrilla's performance was mediocre. Nevertheless, they were eliminated in the episode.
The contestant who is voted off, their cover of the song is played during the goodbye montage video package. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Breakaway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It all worked out great. Kelly sounds great singing it, and it was a big hit for us. Retrieved September 4, Retrieved September 5, April 1, The Village Voice.
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