A breakup is like being put through the wringer. But a little time, and plenty of sun, can result in renewed strength and state of being. With “One That Got Away,” American Idol Season 16 champion Maddie Poppe borrows the hurt from a dear friend to tell a story of freedom. Musically, it’s far removed from what Poppe performed on the show but demonstrates growth and playfulness. ‘I’ll be the one that got away / I’ll be the one you wish you had / I’ll be the one that you remember ‘cause you let my love run bad,” sings Poppe over a disco rhythm.
Listen to “One That Got Away” below.