MADDIE POPPE RELEASES “FIRST AID KIT” ANNOUNCES NEXT SINGLE, “LITTLE THINGS” COMING MARCH 1ST FULL STUDIO ALBUM DUE MAY 17TH
Burbank, CA – American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, has released her single, “First Aid Kit,” out today, her third single since winning Idol. (STREAM | DOWNLOAD) She also announced her next single, “Little Things,” will be released on March 1st, and that she has plans to release a full album on May 17th on Hollywood Records and 19 Recordings, an Industrial Media company.
“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,” explained Maddie. “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”
On upcoming single, “Little Things,” Maddie says: “This is a special song- it was written specifically for me, inspired by my relationship with Caleb.” Maddie began dating fellow Idol contestant, Caleb Lee Hutchinson while filming the show, and shares that he has been a big source of inspiration for her music. “I couldn’t believe how much every word rings true to my relationship and how it feels when we’re apart.”
Maddie has accumulated over 13 M streams globally, with a dedicated fan base eager for more. Maddie’s first single post American Idol, “Going Going Gone,” soared to #3 on the iTunes US Overall chart, #2 on the iTunes US Pop Charts, and peaked at #4 on the Spotify US Viral chart.
Poppe has had a whirlwind year since winning Idol last May. She performed on several high profile television shows and headlined the Idol tour, all the while writing and recording new music. On her upcoming album, Maddie shares: “The process on this album has been a lot of fun. 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.”
About Maddie Poppe:
Maddie Poppe is a twenty-one-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa. After performing a duet with her sister at a school variety show in the sixth grade, Maddie fell in love with music and learned to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs From The Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. Maddie had been performing locally in Iowa for over five years when she decided to audition for American Idol which she calls her “saving grace.” As she continued through the competition, she ultimately stole America’s hearts and was crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional, overjoyed, and tear stained performance of her single, “Going Going Gone.” Since her Idol victory, she has been in high demand and gone on to appear and perform on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! with Kelly & Ryan, the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, Good Morning America, with performances at the Hollywood Bowl and the 2018 CMA Fest as well. She won her first People’s Choice Award for Competition Contestant of 2018 and has no plans of slowing down in 2019.
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