Carrie Underwood offered fans a look at her upcoming new album, and hinted that a lot of the songs are based on her real emotional experiences. In a new trailer for the album posted online, Underwood is seen in the recording studio working on the album, called Cry Pretty, which comes out September 14.
Cry Pretty will be her first album since her accident last fall, in which she fell on steps and required 40 to 50 stitches in her face. And in the trailer, Underwood talks about how recent emotional experiences contributed to the lyrics of her upcoming songs, including her first single, also called "Cry Pretty."
"Sometimes you get together and write a song that is kind of exactly what you're feeling at that moment, and that was 'Cry Pretty' for me," she said. "I think 'Cry Pretty' sets the tone for the rest of the album because it's emotional and it is real, but there's also just some incredible musical moments in the song."
This is the first time that Underwood is also serving as co-producer of the album. "We have a lot of songs on there that are definitely emotional and kind of soulful and real and raw," she said. "I hope everyone loves it as much as I do."
Watch the trailer below:
Before her comeback performance at the ACM Awards, Underwood began opening up to fans about the aftermath of her injury. , she first talked about her health, writing, "physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" She said that her wrist is "almost 90%" back to normal, and her face "has been healing pretty nicely." Underwood also added that while she has been healing, she has been enjoying her quality time with her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, and their son, Isaiah. "I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while," she wrote. "Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down."
Underwood also revealed her first single, "Cry Pretty," was co-written with three other songwriters and released April 11. Listen below:
"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back," Underwood wrote. "It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life."
She also hinted that a tour is definitely coming soon. "Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always," she wrote in her letter's conclusion. "I feel it and I appreciate it. And I can't wait to start this new chapter with you!"