The Voice season 3 winner Cassadee Pope has released a new song. “Take You Home” is the singer’s first independent release after she parted ways with Big Machine Label group last year. 2017 was a year of changes, as her engagement to long time beau Rian Dawson ended.
“Thankfully I had Corey Crowder in my corner the whole time,” she told Billboard in a recent interview. Crowder worked with the singer on her 2016 Summer EP. “The silver lining was I still have music and I still can create and record with him. We’ve already had a rapport so I took the experiences that I was going through and brought it into the studio and started cutting songs during that time.”
“Take You Home,” written by Ben Hayslip, Emily Weisband, and Paul DiGiovanni resonated with Cassadee. “Being single for the first time in eight years, I definitely felt those feelings when you meet somebody for the first time and you’re like, ‘I want to show you where I come from and I want to take you home but not in that fleeting way. I want to take you to my hometown and show you what shaped me.'”
Next week, beginning Mon April 2, Cassadee will be joining coach Kelly Clarkson as an advisor as season 14 of The Voice moves on to the Knockout rounds.
The singer shared with Billboard the wisdom she hopes to impart to the contestants: “If you feel like you should be doing this song, then you should do it. There’s a reason that your instinct is telling you that. Or, if you feel that you shouldn’t be doing a song, pick another one. One of the things I said a lot during filming was keep your nerves in check. I feel like I didn’t sing to my fullest potential on The Voice because I was so nervous and my throat closed up and I was shaky. So, just take a deep breath and know there’s a life after this show.”
Listen to Cassadee Pope’s new single “Take You Home” below.