Maddie Poppe Debuts New Song ‘First Aid Kit,’ Announces Full-Length Album [Listen]
Last season's American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, has released her third new single since winning the competition, "First Aid Kit." She also announced that her next new song, "Little Things," will debut on March 1.
Along with the two new songs, she will release her full-length album on May 17 on Hollywood Records. No further details have been formally announced.
"I’m really excited to release ‘First Aid Kit’ because it feels like it’s authentically me. It’s about finding someone who helps you heal from a broken heart and learning to love again,” she explains in a press release. “I love the message of this song, and it feels incredible to release something that I feel such a personal connection to. It’s very heartwarming."
Poppe says her upcoming single "Little Things" is inspired by her relationship with fellow American Idol alumni Caleb Lee Hutchinson. The two met and began their relationship while filming the show, and “I couldn’t believe how much every word rings true to my relationship and how it feels when we’re apart," she states.
With only three official singles out and her American Idol covers, Poppe has amassed over thirteen million streams worldwide. Her first single post-American Idol, “Going Going Gone,” soared to No. 3 on the iTunes U.S. Overall chart, No. 2 on the iTunes US Pop Charts, and peaked at No. 4 on the Spotify U.S. Viral chart.
Since winning American Idol last May, she has headlined American Idol on Tour while writing and recording her original new music.
"The process on this album has been a lot of fun," Poppe shares of the new music. "Hollywood Records has been such a blessing to work with — they have given me the reins to make the album that I want to make, and have supported my decisions. I'm really staying true to myself on this album and I’ve gotten to work with a really great team."
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