LISTEN: Carrie Underwood Puts a New Spin on a Revenge Song with ‘Ghost Story’

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

Carrie Underwood has finally unveiled the first single from her next musical chapter – “Ghost Story.” 

Out now, the track is unlike anything fans have heard from the superstar as “Ghost Story” takes a new spin on a revenge song. 

“Instead of smashing headlights, this scorned lover is letting her ex know that she will continue to haunt him no matter how hard he tries to forget her,” Underwood explains of the track, which was co-written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and co-produced by Garcia and Underwood.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

“I’m gonna be your ghost story/ That keeping you up all night memory/ I’ll be haunting you, you’ll be wanting me/ I’m gonna be your ghost story,” she sings on the chorus. 

The seven-time GRAMMY winner later promises, “You’ll be sitting at home drinking ’bout me/ When I’m out with my friends at the bar/ But there ain’t enough whiskey/ For you not to miss me/ I’ll be waiting at the bottom of the bottle in the dark.” 

Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy CMA
Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy CMA

Sonically, “Ghost Story” is reminiscent of some of her earlier releases and some fans have compared it to her Blown Away era. Tinged with eerie breaths of air and whispers throughout, “Ghost Story” does in fact stand out with a sound of its own. 

“‘Ghost Story’ is a thrilling, dramatic song that David, Hillary and Josh wrote for me,” Underwood shares.  “They are such talented, amazing songwriters who know me so well, and from the first time I heard it I knew I had to record it.  I have always loved performing songs that tell a story and inspire some kind of cinematic imagery when you hear them, and that is definitely true of ‘Ghost Story.’  It creates a mood and a vibe that is different than anything else I’ve recorded before.”

While there’s no new album confirmed jus yet, “Ghost Story” will likely appear on Underwood’s next studio project, which will serve as the follow-up to 2018’s Cry Pretty.

Carrie Underwood is set to return to the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas for her sought-after Vegas residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, on March 23. 

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