Carrie Underwood Reveals Behind the Scenes Action for ‘Smoke Break’ Video
It's always fun to see new music videos, but it's equally entertaining to see what happens behind the camera, and that's what Carrie Underwood brings fans in her "Smoke Break" behind the scenes video shoot.
In the music video, fans got to see Underwood in the Mojave Desert (which they shot over two days), doing her best to make it as a singer-songwriter. Throughout the video, other individuals are featured, and they're all working hard -- too hard.
“‘Smoke Break’ is all about the overworked, stressed-out person,” Underwood says behind the scenes. When she's driving to a gig, her truck breaks down in the middle of the desert, “and then you have all these gorgeous, strong women: a horse trainer, a truck driver, we have a waitress; it just tells a story,” she adds. “These are everyday jobs, and we need a break.”
They all get a break eventually, at Underwood's show. The waitress, the businessman, the horse trainer and more head to the neighborhood bar to let loose and let go.
Throughout the footage, the songstress watches what the director, Randee St. Nicholas ("Blown Away") and video team captured and she's obviously delighted.
"I think the visuals that we've gotten perfectly tell the story that I want to tell," says Underwood.
"Smoke Break" is the first single from Storyteller, set for release on Oct. 23. She co-wrote the song with Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey. “The three of us together just seem to be a really great team,” Underwood says. Their hard work paid off; "Smoke Break" broke the radio adds record with the highest one-week add total in the history of trade publication Country Aircheck.
Storyteller, Underwood revealed during a Facebook chat with fans, will be a different sound than fans have heard from her. “I feel like a lot of the songs that I wrote and gravitated to ended up being more traditional and ‘twangy’ than anything I have ever done before," she notes. "I just went with it! I love the storytelling aspect of country music … it’s one of the reasons I always wanted to be a part of it.”