Carrie Underwood Is a Literal Christmas Angel In the ‘Hallelujah’ Music Video with John Legend

“This song and its message is much needed right now,” Underwood says.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 19, 2020

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Carrie Underwood and John Legend’s “Hallelujah” music video is here and it’s a visual masterpiece.

The stunning clip opens with Legend arriving at what appears to be an abandoned church. He goes on to light a fire, remove his jacket and take a seat at a grand piano as church bells ring in the distance. As Legend beings to play, Underwood is seen walking through a snowy forest and eventually makes her way to join Legend at the deserted church.

Legend and Underwood go on to perform their duet side by side, however, it appears as if Underwood is actually an illusion, or in this case, a literal Christmas angel. The way the light hits her and the way she disappears at the end lead viewers to believe that she and Legend may not really be there after all.

Click HERE to watch the angelic music video.

“Hallelujah” was written by John Stephens (aka John Legend) and Toby Gad. The song made its way to Underwood when she was also “deep” into the album-making process for her first-ever full-length Christmas project, My Gift.

“He sent it to us kind of at the end,” recently recalled during an appearance on Today’s Country Radio With Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country.

She loved the song so much that she was inspired to re-work the track list to make room.

“It was like, ‘Well, I love the song. I feel like this is a puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing, but now that I’ve heard it, I have to have it,’” she explains. “And so we just put the ask back, ‘Thank you for sending, do you want to sing a part with me, too?’”

It wasn’t originally pitched to her as a duet, she says.

“It was never brought up, like, ‘Hey, here’s the song if Carrie wants to sing it with me.’ It was like, ‘Here’s the song if you want it,’” she adds, “I hope they were hoping I’d ask.”

Underwood will soon bring her Christmas album to life with her very own holiday special, My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood, which will be available to stream Thursday, December 3 on HBO Max.

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