Carrie Underwood Shows Growth With New Single, ‘Drinking Alone’

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Carrie Underwood’s latest album, Cry Pretty, showcases the superstar’s growth as a vocalist and songwriter, and her brand new single, “Drinking Alone,” is no different.

The song, which marks Underwood’s fourth single from her Cry Pretty album, was co-written by Underwood alongside David Garcia and Brett James.  The bluesy number finds the seven-time Grammy winner tackling new territory, both as a vocalist and storyteller.

“We should be drinking alone, together / Drowning the pain is better / With somebody else who got problems / We ain’t gonna solve ‘em / But misery loves company / Tonight all I need is a stranger / Lips with a whiskey chaser / And a corner booth kiss / To make me forget that he’s gone / We should be drinking alone /We should be drinking alone, together,” she croons throughout the chorus.

Underwood’s performance of “Drinking Alone” is a standout moment from her Cry Pretty Tour 360, so it’s no surprise she chose to release it as a single. Overall, the song is a bit of a departure from Underwood’s previous radio singles, but sometimes change is good.

Underwood is slated to perform “Drinking Alone” at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards where she will host alongside special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. She’s also nominated for a number of trophies that evening, including the night’s top honor, Entertainer of the Year.

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