Carrie Underwood just dropped the followup to her song ‘Champion,’ and this new track blows everything else out of the water. LISTEN to ‘Cry Pretty’ here!
Carrie Underwood, 34, had fans freaking out earlier this week when she posted about a mysterious happening on Instagram, only saying that something was coming at 6:00 AM EST on April 11. One day later, she confirmed that the announcement was regarding new music, and now, her new song, “Cry Pretty,” is finally here! Although Carrie released her song “The Champion” earlier this year, “Cry Pretty” is the first song she’s dropped that was recorded after she fell outside her home in November, leaving her with a broken wrist and face injury that required 40-50 stitches.
In a blog post about “Cry Pretty,” Carrie confirmed that the emotional track hit close to home after what she’s been through during the last few months. “The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back,” she explained. “It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life.” IN the song, Carrie sings, “You can pretty lie and say it’s okay / You can pretty smile and just walk away / Pretty much make your way through anything / But you can’t pretty cry.”
It’s no secret that Carrie has been through quite a traumatic journey in the aftermath of her accident — she admitted in January that her face may never look the same again — and this track perfectly emulates that feeling of having to get out all the emotion. Listen here:
Carrie will perform “Cry Pretty” for the first time at the ACM Awards this Sunday, April 15. She also promised fans that an album and tour announcement are on the way — so there’s plenty more to look forward to!