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Carrie Underwood Unveils New Music Video For "Cry Pretty"
Last night on "American Idol," GRAMMY-winning country superstar Carrie Underwood treated fans to the world premiere of her latest music video, the glamorously bittersweet "Cry Pretty," which is the title track of her forthcoming new studio album.
The video teases the juxtaposition between an artist's public image and the emotional hardship that can often be at odds with a life and a career lived entirely in the spotlight. The theme has been explored successfully in song and visual media by other artists such as Britney Spears in "Lucky," and, more recently, by Taylor Swift in the video for "Delicate." Underwood's use of the visual theme works here to dramatic effect.
"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can't hold them back," the "American Idol" alum said regarding the song's lyrics, as reported by Rolling Stone. "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."
Underwood's Cry Pretty LP is due out on Sept. 14.