2022 is the year of new music for Maddie Poppe!

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The Clarksville native and season 16 'American Idol' winner Maddie Poppe is back with a new song. It has been quite a year for the Iowa star.

The singer has been on tour after a few noteworthy career moments. Poppe returned to the Idol stage earlier this year when she performed a duet for 'The Great Idol Reunion' special.

It had been three years since she last sang in front of America like that.

"We took it for granted before!" the Idol winner explained.

You can watch that performance down below!

And the star released the music video for her first original song in a few years  'One That Got Away.' The video dropped in May.

The release of her breakup song comes after her own professional breakup with Hollywood Records, the record label that she signed after winning the singing competition show.

With this track and some new music on the horizon, the singer is doing things her way.

"I feel like every song has a big part of me in it and I was able to tell my story."

Her latest song dropped on August 12th at midnight. The track Peace of Mind is her second song that she has released since going independent.

Fans immediately responded with positive feedback for the song, and it meant a whole lot to the singer.

"I've kind of gotten to the point where I don't really care about what people think anymore," the Clarksville native said on her Instagram story. "I guess I'm doing what makes me happy and what I really want to do and I'm proud of."

"When other people actually like it it's a really amazing feeling."

You can listen to the new song down below!

There is no word on when fans should expect more music or a full album from Poppe.

Make sure your following the station on social media for all of the latest music releases from the singer.

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