Officially hitting radio on Monday, October 31, “Hate My Heart” is the second single off her Denim & Rhinestones album and is the follow-up to “Cry Pretty.”
“Hate My Heart” is a boot-stomping breakup anthem that begs for radio airplay. Throughout the lyrics, which Underwood crafted alongside Hillary Lindsey, David Garcia, and HARDY, Underwood shares her frustration over trying to move past a breakup as her heart won’t seem to allow her to.
“I hate my heart right now/ Underneath the covers in the dark right now/ Wishin’ I was sitting in a bar right now/ Two drinks in/ Makin’ me a last call friend/ I want my feel good back/ Instead of feeling bad that I can’t get past/ The fact that I can’t love nobody else/ I would if I could, but I don’t know how/ I hate my heart right now,” she sings on the chorus.
The song will certainly be a welcome addition to Underwood’s live show.
“‘Hate My Heart’ was definitely part of my desire to have fun on this album. I wanted songs that would be exciting to perform live and would fill up an arena, and that’s exactly what we’re about to do with The Denim & Rhinestones Tour,” she shared in a statement. “This one is definitely going to get everyone up on their feet and having a good time. It was great writing ‘Hate My Heart’ with Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia, who I love collaborating with, and also getting to work with Hardy, who brought a cool vibe and an energy to the track.”
Underwood is currently preparing to hit the road on her massive headlining Denim & Rhinestones tour, which kicks off on Saturday, October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina.
The 43-city trek features Jimmie Allen and will run through March 17, 2023.
“I felt like he made sense. He embodies denim & rhinestones almost as much as I did,” Underwood told Lon Helton of Allen during a recent interview on the Country Countdown USA. ”At least we know we will have a lot of bling and plenty of rhinestones for wardrobe,” she shared, reasoning Allen’s sense of style as part of why she chose to have him on the bill. “We may even get together on stage. It’s always a shame, if I was to have somebody like him out, it would be a shame not to get to sing with him while we’re on stage.”
Underwood also opened up about the upcoming trek during her interview with Helton, where she teased that “[the tour] is going to be very spectacular” and “there will be some surprises as far as songs.”
In addition, Underwood also shared that she plans to be a bit risky on this tour. “You should look up from time to time,” she added. “I have a B stage, so I’ve got to get out there somehow. I may be dangerous.”
According to Ticketmaster, Underwood’s stage is shaped like a diamond. Her tour’s production for the trek was directed by Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson), and Production Designer Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé).
Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America’s heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. The Foundation is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and aiding the victims of major U.S. disasters.
Produced by AEG Presents, the tour is in support of Carrie Underwood’s newest album, Denim & Rhinestones, which dropped in June. The album features her chart-climbing single, “Ghost Story,” as well as fan-favorite tracks like “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”
“We cover a lot of ground on this album,” Underwood previously shared in a press release. ”We have a lot of songs that have a bit of a ‘throwback’ feel, but they sound super fresh. I grew up listening to so many different kinds of music and that is extremely evident in this body of work.”
“These are musical influences that are all in me and work their way out, and I just decided this time not to get in their way,” the hitmaker added. “I think this whole album ended up being a big reflection of me as a person and as an artist.”
Tickets for the Denim & Rhinestones Tour are on sale now HERE.