The singer says the still-in-progress song is her most "vulnerable" work yet


Brynn Cartelli — The Voice‘s youngest winner ever — is growing up.

The season 14 alum, 16, returned to her NBC home earlier this week to unveil an emotional new track titled “Grow Young (Version 1),” which the star says is her “most vulnerable song” yet.

Self-written, the song is still a “work in progress,” according to a release, but Cartelli — who is signed to Elektra Records — wanted to share it with her fans sooner rather than later.

Kelly Clarkson in concert during her 'Meaning Of Life Tour', Oakland, California, USA - 24 Jan 2019
Brynn Cartelli
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Last May, Cartelli, who was coached by Kelly Clarkson, was crowned the winner of NBC’s hit singing competition show after winning over America with her mature sound and style.

Establishing herself as a growing musician in her hometown through school talent shows, Cartelli enjoyed playing at local coffee shops and smaller venues before finding success on The Voice.

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Cartelli auditioned not one, but two times — once in New York and then in L.A. — before taking the stage in front of the judges and getting a four-chair turn from during the blind auditions. She picked Clarkson because she said she has always been a fan of the “Piece By Piece” singer.

“[Kelly has been] setting me up for a future after the show so that everyone has an idea of who I am as an artist so that the fans who followed me on this journey get what they deserve from me, which is a pop/soul style of music,” she previously said.