Tissues are recommended, as Carrie Underwood’s newest single “Cry Pretty” induces ugly crying…
After accumulating a weeks’ worth of clues leaning towards a new song in the works via social media, Carrie Underwood finally gives in with the release of her first solo radio track titled “Cry Pretty,” since her single “Dirty Laundry,” which issued back in 2016, with the exception of her debut track “The Champion,” Ft. Ludacris, which has since become the Super Bowl’s newest anthem.
As most would have guessed, “Cry Pretty,” has the potential to become the next all-mighty powerful chart-topper, as the song in general was created under a hard as nails substructure by Underwood herself who co-wrote the tune alongside Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, and Lori McKenna.
The concept of the song analyzes how it feels to hit rock bottom, fall apart, and get that lump in your throat that turns into an overwhelming build-up of tears, becoming hard to overcome at some point or another.
Perhaps, this is one reason why the track allures in so many listeners, as it is so relatable to the average person.
A day prior to the release (April 10), Underwood directed fans to a lengthy note where she updates a tease into what’s expected stating:
“The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. 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. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!”
The song also comes off of Underwood’s upcoming sixth studio album, expected to drop sometime this year, along with a possibility of a tour.
“Cry Pretty,” is a touching propulsive ballad, as Underwood’s vocals sky-rocket through the tune for one emotional tear-jerking blowout.
“You can pretty lie / And say it’s okay / You can pretty smile / And just walk away / Pretty much fake your way through anything / But, you can’t cry pretty,” she belts out with all her heart.”
In other good news, the American Idol Country veteran also mentions that she is finally recovering from her accident that took place in November, and will be taking the stage at the ACM Awards Sunday night where she will perform “Cry pretty,” live for the first time.
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