Carrie Underwood is here to tell you that she’s unbreakable, unstoppable, unshakeable… she’s “The Champion“!
You see, Carrie‘s been a bit quiet on the music front for more than a minute now ever since she released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, back in 2015. (Well, apart from assisting Keith Urban on his Ripcord single “The Fighter.”)
The reason as of late is actually more serious than just an extended hiatus: She’s been recovering from a bad fall at her home that required her to get surgery. She told fans the fall was so bad, she needed “40 to 50” stitches in her face as a result of the injuries.
Luckily, she’s starting to get back out there… slowly but surely. Today, Carrie returns with a new song called “The Champion” featuring Ludacris, a song written for NBC’s Super Bowl LLI and NBC’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games coverage. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.
The self-empowerment anthem is, perhaps as to be expected, chock full of encouraging affirmations about being invincible, unbreakable, unstoppable, and unshakeable. Why? Because she’s “The Champion“! It’s a welcome change of pace for Carrie, even if its a bit cheesy and not for her very own project.
“When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives. We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome,” Carrie said in a statement. “There’s a champion in every single one of us!”