Carrie Underwood Gives Update on New Album
Carrie Underwood is giving fans a little insight into what they can expect from her upcoming album.
The new mom has “more than a good start” on her next release, and she says that it's likely that the project will include a song inspired by her son, Isaiah.
“I kind of tried to stay away from it,” she tells USA Today. “I didn’t want to force anything or have anything be cheesy or weird, like, ‘Oh, she had a baby, so she’s singing about her baby.’ It just kind of happened one day.”
Underwood gave birth to her son Isaiah in February, and she's been staying relatively out of the limelight since then, making her first red carpet appearance at Wednesday's (June 10) CMT Music Awards, where she took home three trophies. The "Little Toy Guns" singer says that even though the song about her son will most likely be on the album, she's not 100 percent sure what will make the final cut.
“I’ll cut anything," she says. “I have no loyalties to any song, even if it’s one I wrote. But I think it’ll make it on there.”
As she's making progress on the new record, Underwood says that she's careful to work on only a few songs at a time, and while the album will have some new ideas represented, it won't be a huge departure for her stylistically.
“We’re taking things in sections,” she says. “It’s like, with these three songs, we know we’re good, so let’s do those. We’ll do those, I’ll vocal them, then we’ll pick another group of songs. I’m figuring out the last few, I think.
“There are some things on there that are definitely familiar, but there’s a lot of growth that has happened, as well. 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.”
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