Cassadee Pope Enters New Era with “People That I Love Leave”

Cassadee Pope drops a brand new song that takes The Voice season 3 winner back to her pop/punk roots.

“People That I Love Leave” is co-written by Cassadee, Ali Tamposi (Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson), Roman Campolo (Elton John, BTS), Nick Long (Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne) and Andrew Luce (Iann Dior, Role Model) and produced by Cassadee, Dan Swank, Mason Sacks, Hosu Yoon and Luce.

Having started her career as the frontwoman of beloved, pop-punk band, Hey Monday, “People That I Love Leave” marks a return to her roots after spending years post-The Voice in the country music space. “Pop and rock music is such a staple in my creativity so to fully return back to that genre feels special and like coming back home.”

“I wanted to lead with a high energy, uptempo song,” Cassadee shared. “I love jumping around on stage and always have since Hey Monday. This song gives people a pretty clear picture of where I’m headed sonically and energetically.”

Cassadee Pope “People That I Love Leave Lyric Video

The high-energy track is paired with emotionally charged lyrics about being afraid of fully letting love in after having been through so much heartbreak.

“This song describes the difficulties of letting someone love you when you’ve been hurt in the past,” says Cassadee about the song. “The idea came from my current relationship and how it sometimes scares me that I have something so beautiful and loving. How I can’t help but wait for the other shoe to drop because of past traumas.”

The lyrics go: I don’t want to say I love you, cause people that I love leave, that’s all that I’ve ever seen, as soon as I hold on, that’s when it all goes wrong, because people that I love leave.”

Cassadee Pope competed on The Voice on Team Blake Shelton

Cassadee came into The Voice an alternative pop vocalist, but came out a country singer. She performed “Torn” by Natalie Imbroglio for her Blind Audition, earning her a four chair turn from coaches Adam LevineCee Lo GreenChristina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Although musically rooted in a pop/rock tradition, Cassadee chose to compete on Team Blake.

During The Voice, the singer’s song choices ran the gamut, from Avril Lavigne’s “Happy Ending,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes, and “Over You” by Blake’s then wife, Miranda Lambert. In her last The Voice weeks, she moved almost fully into the country genre singing “Stand” by Rascal Flatts, “Stupid Boy” by Keith Urban and Faith Hill’s “Cry.”

After the show, she signed with Big Machine Label Group, an offshoot of Republic Nashville at the time, releasing the lead single of her solo album, “Wasting All These Tears.” The album Frame by Frame came out in October 2013. A country duet with Chris Young titled “Think of You” for his 2015 album, I’m Comin Over turned out to be a smash. Her EP Summer, which was her last record for Republic, came out in 2016.

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