Reigning American Idol champ Noah Thompson is sharing new music with the world! The 20-year-old singer-songwriter took to social media on Tuesday (Oct. 11) to let fans know he has been in the studio recording songs. And it sounds like he has already hand-selected his next single and a drop date too!
Thompson first put his fans up to the challenge of trying to guess the title of his next song, hinting that he has performed the tune numerous times while in concert.
Taking to TikTok, Thompson posted an image of what looks to be him as a baby strumming on the guitar. He set the photo to his next release playing on in the background.
“Maybe it’s because of where I’m from / Ain’t nobody livin’ in a high rise,” Thomas can be heard singing on the radio-ready track. “I go to work early with the rising son / I say a little prayer when I close my eyes, Amen / When I think back when the way I’s raised / And the way I think / A man is measured by more than the treasures / Stacked up in the bank / Be a better man than your old man was / Give a damn when nobody else does / Love your woman like your paid to / Like you ain’t afraid to / Like she was made for you.”
“If y’all have been to my live shows you may know this song…. Any guesses? Leave them in the comments! #countrymusic #newmusic,” Thompson captioned the post.
Many followers gave it their best shot at trying to name the tune. Some even guessed correctly.
“It’s called 100%! I saw you perform it live at Septemberfest and fell in love with it. Can’t wait til you release it,” one person wrote in the comments section of the post.
“‘Make You Rich!!’ Love this song, but 100% is my fav !! Love you Noah, and cannot wait for your album to drop!!” Another person wrote.
“‘Be A Better Man’ ?” A third person guessed.
Turning to Instagram, Thompson revealed the name of the track as the follow-up to his country cover of Rihanna’s “Stay.” While the song won’t be released until Friday (Oct. 27), Thompson confirmed the name of his song is titled “Make You Rich.”
“Correct! My next single is “Make You Rich” and I can’t wait for y’all to have it. Pre-save link is in my bio! #countrymusic#newmusic #makeyourich,” he captioned alongside a video that shows him walking near a busy-looking city.
And folks got another surprise. On Friday (Oct. 14),Thompson revealed the cover art that goes along with “Make You Rich.” The visual shows the rising country star holding hands with his adorable baby boy, Walker, while out in a field.
“Big news y’all! ‘Make You Rich’ artwork is here, and the song is yours next Friday, Oct 21st. I hope y’all love this song and this artwork as much as I do! Link to pre-save/pre-add the song is in my bio,” Thompson captioned the post.
Thompson is the Season 20 winner of American Idol. He beat out fellow contestant, runner-up HunterGirl. The former construction worker from Louisa, Kentucky, auditioned with Kameron Marlowe’s “I’m Giving You Up” and sealed his golden ticket to Hollywood. In later episodes of the popular reality TV competition series, Thompson sang songs like Rihanna’s “Stay,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Landslide,” and Sundy Best’s “Painted Blue.” He ultimately won over America with his genuine southern charm, family-man attitude as a father to his son, Walker, and raw talent.
Thompson will reunite with good friend HunterGirl soon. The two are scheduled to embark on a tour together. Thompson recently shared a graphic of the dates that have been selected for the trek. The 8-city run kicks off Oct. 27 in Columbus, Ohio, and continues through Dec. 2 in St. Louis, Missouri.
“@huntergirlmusic and I are going out on tour! These shows are gonna be awesome, y’all. I am so excited to go out with one of my good friends and can’t wait to see everyone there,” Thompson captioned.
Noah Thompson is currently writing new tunes for a debut album to come in the future.