New Music: La’Porsha Renae – Battles (Gold Metal Mix)

Battles Gold Metal Mix

American Idol Season 15 runner-up La’Porsha Renae‘s anthem for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team is now available.

The powerful song, “Battles,” written by Big Machine Records songwriter Who is Fancy (aka Jake Hagood), was originally performed by Renae on the Idol season finale this past April. The new “Gold Medal Mix” is the official theme song for the gymnastics team as they compete for the Gold in Rio.

The song offers an inspiring message that will resonate with team and fans watching at home. “Some days, it feels like you could run a million miles / Some days, you feel like you can’t move / Some days, it feels like you could start a wildfire / Some days, the fire’s burning you,” sings Renae.

It will also be included on Renae’s upcoming Motown Records debut due out this November. The song was brought to NBC’s attention by American Idol producer Megan Michaels, whose father, David, is NBC’s producer for women’s gymnastics.

“Battles” (Gold Metal Mix) is available on iTunes now, and you can stream it in full below.




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