The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Maddie Poppe. After coming out on top in the latest season of American Idol, the country starlet has been busy, from making television appearances to performing at festivals and award shows. But between all that, the 20-year-old has taken the time to drop the visual for her debut single, “Going Going Gone.”
The song, which Poppe premiered during the Idol finale, is a summery folk-pop tune, with an accompanying video to match its light-heartedness. In the clip, Poppe takes a spontaneous road trip across the state—but, of course, before she makes it to her destination, her car breaks down and she’s stranded in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, her friends arrive in time to rescue her.
Making a couple of pit stops along the way, they hit up an all-day breakfast diner and picnic by the roadside to watch the sunset. By nightfall, Poppe and her squad finally arrive at a junkyard party, where the singer whips out her guitar to perform for everyone.
“This was my first major video shoot, and everyone involved made it really fun,” Poppe said. “I love how the rhythm of the song syncs up to the drive.”
Watch “Going Going Gone” below: