Recent CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just released the music video for her latest single, ‘Drinking Alone.’
Set in a sultry, underground nightclub, the clip follows the song where two strangers nursing heartbreaks are drawn together, but don’t go home together.
Underwood is sporting a garb similar to her Cry Pretty Tour 360 and CMA Awards performance outfits.
She co-wrote the song with her producer David Garcia and Brett James, and it’s the follow-up to her previous #1 US smash ‘Southbound.’
She says she’s happy the song didn’t end up as a typical rebound relationship song.
“I feel like the title could have gone to a very like sad emotional place, but me being me, I still wanted to have that strong kind of character in there. So, I love the fact that this is a breakup song,” she says.
Check out ‘Drinking Alone’ by Carrie Underwood:
“‘I’m here at the bar drinking my pain away. You and me can hang out. Why should we both be lamenting over lost love separately? We’re both here doing the same thing. Let’s just do that together.’ I love that the character, I was like I don’t want her like going home with him. I don’t want any of that,” she continues.
“I just want it to be like, ‘Okay we’ll just hang out. We’ll drink. We’ll maybe share a corner booth kiss.’ But it’s just more about that night and that moment and that Band-Aid and then going your separate ways. ‘Like this isn’t a thing. I’m not looking to start a new relationship. I’m out of this one. Let’s just let whatever this is be what this is right now.’”
Underwood is nominated for two American Music Awards.
She’s up for Female Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year for Cry Pretty.
The awards take place on November 24.