Carrie Underwood unleashed her emotional “Cry Pretty” video during the May 6th episode of American Idol, the reality TV show that launched her career in 2005.
The new video features interspersed clips of Carrie performing the song in a “live” setting with vignettes that depict her being overcome by emotion, including scenes in the shower, in front of a make-up mirror and in bed.
“Cry Pretty” is the lead single and title track from Carrie’s upcoming sixth studio album, which will drop on Sept. 14. Carrie will return to American Idol on May 13 to perform “Cry Pretty” live.
Carrie co-penned “Cry Pretty” with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, and she co-produced the song with David Garcia.
Carrie’s upcoming album will be her first since 2015’s Storyteller, which spawned hits such as “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat,” “Church Bells” and “Dirty Laundry.”
Watch the video for “Cry Pretty” below.
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