In 2014, Knight told PEOPLE she hoped to one day write a song, and after meeting producer and friend Aaron “D-Boyy” Dissell at a concert, she released Survivor on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon earlier today.
“As long as I’m able to dance and able to sing, I’m good. I’m free. I love it,” Knight told PEOPLE last year in an exclusive interview. “Music to me is a great inspiration and it’s an art.”
While inside the house on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, Knight often spent her time writing poems and songs about her experience in journals or on any scrap of paper she could find. Dissell helped her turn those thoughts into a song, according to a statement.
“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. If I hold on a little longer. And when my hope fades away, they keep the light on,” she sings. “My angels keep me awake. I’m a survivor.”
The video premiered on Cleveland TV station Fox 8, where she told reporters, “I think the outlook of the song is amazing. It’s picture perfect.”