The former Secretary of State also namechecks a number of female musicians in 'What Happened'
What Happened, which is due for release this week, follows the former Secretary of State and Democrat candidateâs version of events as she tries to work out how she lost the election toÂ Donald Trump.
As Washington Post writer Dave Weigel pointed out on Twitter, the new release includes a humorous reference to Clarkson. One page features the quote âThat which does not kill us makes us strongerâ and is attributed to âFriedrich Nietzsche (and Kelly Clarkson).
The credit refers to Clarksonâs 2011 single âStrongerâ, as Spin reports. During the track, the former American Idol star sings: âWhat doesnât kill you makes you stronger.â
Elsewhere in What Happened, Clinton also discusses the use of music in her campaign, namechecking a number of female artists along the way. In one part she wrote, as Billboard reports: âFor the music at our rallies, we chose a lot of empowering women artists â Sara Bareilles, Andra Day, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Rachel Platten â as well as songs from Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and John Legend and the Roots.
âWe loved to see our crowds singing along to the music. To this day, I canât hear âFight Songâ, âRoarâ or âRise Upâ without getting emotional.â
She also reveals what she did on the Saturday after losing the election, explaining she watched Saturday Night Live and watched Kate McKinnon open the show as Clinton, playing Leonard Cohenâs âHallelujahâ. âAs she sang, it seemed like she was fighting back tears,â Clinton wrote. âListening, so was I.â
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