Cam Premieres Her 'Mayday' Music Video – All About Her Amelia Earhart-Inspired Role

"I had a boyfriend that told me, 'No one's going to love you like I loved you,'" she says about the inspiration behind the song

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Cam is currently happily planning her upcoming wedding to fiancé Adam Weaver, but it definitely took a few frogs for her to find Prince Charming.

In her new single “Mayday,” the country singer writes “about being in a relationship that’s not a good one,” she says in a behind-the-scenes video from her music video shoot. “You’re fighting back and forth with yourself about wanting to leave, but not really having the guts to do it.”

Behind the Scenes of ‘Mayday’

In the music video, debuting exclusively on PEOPLE, the “Burning House” singer plays an Amelia Earhart-based character who inspires a young girl.

“I’m a 1930s lady pilot. I take off and it’s not a flight that ends well, and that’s where ‘Mayday’ comes back in. The plane crashes, I sink, pieces of plane sink…” Cam says of the concept for the video, which was shot at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in California and required her to hold her breath under water to “fake drown.”

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“I had a boyfriend that told me, ‘No one’s going to love you like I loved you,’ and [I thought], ‘That’s so terrifying,'” she adds of the story behind the song. “You’re so afraid, so you stay in this crappy relationship. You’ve got to get out.”

Cam, 31, has definitely put any tough breakups behind her and is prepping for her fall wedding in Southern California. “It’s going to be really fun. I’m excited,” she previously told PEOPLE.

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