Carrie Underwood is back with a brand new song, “Cry Pretty.”
It’s the first single from the pop-country star’s forthcoming sixth studio album.
Written with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, and Lori McKenna, the song is all about letting yourself be vulnerable.
“The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back,” Underwood explained, in an open letter to fans on her official website. “ 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!”
Underwood sings: “I apologize if you don’t like what you see / But sometimes my emotions get the best of me / and falling apart is as human as it gets.”
The superstar, who is married to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher, suffered injuries last November in a fall. “My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there…and the docs say that last 10% will come in time,” she explained in her letter. “And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while.”
Underwood will debut “Cry Pretty” on the ACM Awards on April 15.
“Needless to say, I am beyond excited for this new album and everything that comes with it,” she said. “Of course, we’re already talking about a tour.”