American Idol winner Maddie Poppe announces that her long-awaited new single, “Keep On Movin’ On” will be released on Hollywood Records/19 Recordings Friday October 26. The singer writes on social media, “My new single “Keep On Movin’ On” is coming out next Friday Oct 26th. I can’t wait for you all to hear this one!!”
The song was written by Jarrad Kritzstein (Kate Nash, Weezer), Brandon Lowry (Britney Spears, Elle King) and Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini). The release marks her first original music since her Idol release, “Going Going Gone.” Maddie will perform the single for the first time on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan on October 26th.
The song “Going Going Gone” was released as her coronation single when she won the show. However, Maddie told Forbes magazine that the song is not indicative of the music she hopes to make. “I love the song, but it’s too pop for me personally,” Maddie said. “I love it, but I think that I want to write more singer/songwriter easy listening songs. I think it’s a great start and a gateway to a fan base, but that’s not the kind of music that I hope that I’m releasing in the future.”
The single kicks off a busy Fall for Maddie, who recently wrapped the 44+ city American Idol Live tour. After the tour, Maddie returned to Iowa and joined Luke Bryan on stage for his Farm Tour before headlining her own sold-out hometown show. She recently performed at Brit + Co’s #CreateGood event in New York City and is nominated for The Competition Contestant of 2018 for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Maddie will headline her first Los Angeles show on November 13th at Hotel Café.
Check out the single cover art below.