Carrie Underwood’s ‘Smoke Break’ Is A Blue Collar Anthem
Brace yourselves: Carrie Underwood casually dropped her new single "Smoke Break" today (August 20) and we are not worthy.
Thematically, the uptempo song is is a makeshift ode to the often unsung working class, as Carrie opens the track singing about a woman with multiple jobs, just trying to get by: "She’s a small town hardworkin' woman just tryin' to make a livin' / Workin' three jobs, feedin' four little mouths in a run down kitchen / When you’re never takin' nothin' and doin' nothin' but givin' / It’s hard to be a good wife and a good mom and a good Christian."
Speaking about the song, Carrie said (via E! News), "The song itself is just kind of one of those story songs that I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic and it's so nice when, if and when, you actually get to kind of step away for a second. And we all need that, we all need that time to ourselves to get to take a break."
According to Ultimate Music, Carrie wrote the Jay Joyce-produced track with Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano. An accompanying music video for the single will premiere exclusively on Entertainment Tonight on August 24.
“Smoke Break” is the lead single for Carrie’s forthcoming fifth studio album Storyteller, which is currently scheduled for an October 23 release.
You can listen to Carrie's new single "Smoke Break" over at Ultimate Music.
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