Carrie Underwood announced last night (Sept. 9th) more details, including the track listing, for her much anticipated new album Storyteller. The first single off the album, “Smoke Break” (watch the video below), is already in the top 5 on the country music charts which bodes well for how the album will be received by fans.
Underwood admits that the album is a little different from what her fans are used to.
“There are some things on there that are definitely familiar, but there’s a lot of growth that has happened, as well,” Underwood says of the new project.
“It’s going to sound a little bit different — still the things that fans will obviously know is me. I’m not going crazy or anything, but it’s a little bit of a shift.”
The album couldn’t help but be inspired by her new son Isaiah, which came into the world this past February.
“It’s really sweet, and I’m happy to have that life magic happening in the room,” Underwood says, “and he’ll be able to look back at it and say, ‘That’s about me!’”
The first released single, “Smoke Break”, is a tune that every new mom can relate to.
“The song itself is one of those story songs I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic,” Underwood explains.
“And it’s so nice when — if and when — you actually get to step away for a second. We all need that, and we all need that time to ourselves and to get to take a break.”
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller Track Listing:
1. “Renegade Runaway”
2. “Dirty Laundry”
3. “Church Bells”
5. “Smoke Break”
6. “Choctaw County Affair”
7. “Like I’ll Never Love You Again”
10. “Clock Don’t Stop”
11. “The Girl You Think I Am”
13. “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted”