American Idol 2018 winner Maddie Poppe kicked off her tour this week, opening for singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on her Dramatic Tour. In the meantime, the singer has released a new single from her 2019 album Whirlwind. “Not Losing You,” the first cut on the set, is out to radio stations now.
To promote the song, Maddie has dropped a gorgeous, lush acoustic version of the song on Youtube. Check it out below.
Written by Johan Carlsson, Sam Roman, and Maddie, “Not Losing You,” came from a conversation she’d had with her boyfriend, fellow Idol star and season runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson. “He was having an off night and telling me how he felt, and talking to him ended up inspiring the lyrics.” Maddie said, “One of the coolest things is that it started with these random piano chords my producer was playing when I got to the studio the next day—it was just something he’d made up right on the spot, but I loved it so much that we turned it into a song.”
Maddie wrote on Twitter, “It was so awesome getting to work with @sirentechty, Forrest Moore and the rest of the Digital Mass Media crew from Hawkeye College on this “Not Losing You” acoustic video!”