“Put a world that seems broken together again…“
The last time we heard from Carrie Marie Underwood, she was exposing her vulnerability and insecurities on “Cry Pretty,” the lead single from her forthcoming sixth studio album, also titled Cry Pretty, which is due out September 14.
As the title suggests, Carrie‘s second offering, “Love Wins” is a reassuring, empowering ode to the power of unity— and perhaps her most politically-driven single yet. Yupp, “Love Wins” finds Carrie turning the focus on us — or really, the world, supplying some much-needed encouragement across a stadium-ready, very Country-pop soundscape.
“I, I believe you and me are sisters and brothers/ And I, I believe we’re made to be here for each other,” Carrie cries. “And we’ll never fall if we walk hand in hand/ Put a world that seems broken together again/ Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins…“
It may be projection, but the timing of “Love Wins” hardly feels accidental in a world of constant noise and conflict, which we’ve all become numb to at this point: it’s a straight-up love letter to world to keep going.
Carrie isn’t the most outspoken when it comes to her own politics, but in “Love Wins,” the message without a doubt shines through – this time, in the music.
“We weren’t trying to speak negatively about our world, because we live in an amazing world, but I feel like we get really caught up in surface things and I feel like in this world, we’re quick to get angry at each other,” Carrie explained in a statement about the song. “I personally think that we’re all different for a reason. I feel like if you just sit down and talk to somebody who’s not like you and keep it calm, we can all learn from each other.”