Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” Is A Rollicking, Feel-Good Country Anthem: Listen
Carrie Underwood unclenches on new single “Smoke Break” (out today). After covering heavy topics like abuse, death and murder on 2012 opus Blown Away, the 32-year-old devotes her latest to the great American past-time of letting your hair down. “I don’t drink but sometimes I need a stiff drink, sippin’ from a humble glass let the world fade away,” she sings on the rollicking Jay Joyce-produced anthem.
“I don’t smoke but sometimes I need a long drag, yeah I know it might sound bad but sometimes I need a smoke break,” the country superstar continues, before sharing similar stories of good folk trying to unwind. I love Carrie’s new attitude and I’m glad she stayed true to her roots instead of angling for a crossover pop hit. (Although I wouldn’t be mad at another “Quitter”). The “Before He Cheats” diva’s fifth LP Storyteller drops October 23.