Almost half a year after she won season three the hit reality TV singing competition "The Voice", grand champion Cassadee Pope finally drops her first ever solo single with "Wasting All These Tears". The post-show tune finds the 23-year-old singer channeling her pop-rock roots into the country-pop ballad's emotional lyrics about moving on while dealing with a heart ache.
Being mentored by winning coach Blake Shelton and guided into singing hits by Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Miranda Lambert looks to have paid off for the young artist. She convincingly delivers the demonstrative verses with "tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle/ lying down on the bathroom floor" and the emotive hook with the lines "standing on the corner crying / feeling like a fool for trying."
Nevertheless, the Hey Monday group leader does not lose her spunk on the track, delivering shades of Avril Lavigne's "I'm With You" and sounding reminiscent of her power ballads "My Happy Ending" and "Keep Holding On". She has found a way to blend her pop-rock sound and her newly-acquired Nashville vibe into her debut single.
With the arrival of "Wasting All These Tears", Pope is ushering the release of her first ever album under Republic Nashville Records later this year. She is set to perform the song when she returns to "The Voice" on June 4.