“Since U Been Gone” is a song recorded by American singer Kelly Clarkson from her second studio album, Breakaway (2004). The song, which was written and produced by “Max” Martin Sandberg and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, was released on November 15, 2004 by RCA Records as the lead single from the album. It is an uptempo pop rock, pop punk, and power pop song that infuses electronic sound with a mixture of soft and loud alternative-rock sound. Martin originally wrote “Since U Been Gone” with Pink in mind but she turned it down. It was then given to Hilary Duff but she rejected the song because she could not reach its higher notes. The song was finally given to Clarkson after Clive Davis convinced the writers to give it to her. Clarkson decided to add heavier guitars and harder drums to the song after noticing that the demo had an obvious pop sound. “Since U Been Gone” is the last track that Clarkson recorded for Breakaway. Lyrically, the song is written from a woman’s point of view where she expresses her sense of relief with the end of her troubled relationship.