With only two weeks until the release of her sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood released the lyric video for the highly-anticipated track, “Love Wins.”
The new tune, written by Carrie, David Garcia and Brett James, takes on political and social issues that have become divisive in today’s society. “How the hell’d it ever come to this,” the singer rails in the song. She goes on to offer her stance by seeing everyone as brothers and sisters, preaching for love, cause in the end, “Love Wins.”
“Stray bullet and a mama cries / her baby won’t be coming home tonight / sirens screaming down the avenue / just another story on the evening news / Oh, oh politics and prejudice / how the hell’d it ever come to this / when everybody’s gotta pick a side / it don’t matter if you’re wrong or right/ no / so it goes / but I hold on to hope and I won’t let go cause I,” Carrie sings in the first verse.
“I believe you and me are sisters and brothers / and I i believe we’re made to be here for each other / and we’ll never fall if we walk hand in hand / put a world that seems broken together again / I, I believe in the end, Love Wins,” she continues in the chorus.
“I do think that we as humans are inherently good and we need to remember that. Because we’re different, that doesn’t make somebody else bad, it just makes us different,” told reporters about the song. “We wanted that song to be hopeful and to maybe make somebody stop and think about that.”
“We weren’t trying to speak negatively about our world, because we live in an amazing world, but I feel like we get really caught up in surface things and I feel like in this world, we’re quick to get angry at each other,” she added.
“Love Wins,” is the follow-up to Carrie’s top 10 hit, “Cry Pretty,” featured on her upcoming album of the same name. Cry Pretty is due out Sept. 14.