Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” Is A Rollicking, Feel-Good Country Anthem: Listen

Mike Wass | August 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Carrie Announces  "Smoke Break" & 'Storyteller' LP
Carrie Underwood kicks off the 'Storyteller' era with new single "Smoke Break."

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.

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