“I can’t wait any longer!!” Underwood wrote. “I have a new album coming June 10! Get ready for #DenimAndRhinestones! Pre-order beginning at midnight ET!:
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 7, 2022
Denim & Rhinestones will include Underwood’s new single, “Ghost Story.” Although Underwood didn’t write her latest hit, it was written for her by three songwriters she trusts and respects.
“’Ghost Story’ was written for me by David Garcia, Hilary Lindsey and Josh Kear, and I feel like they just nailed it when they got together to write,” Underwood shared with her record label. “I’ve worked with all those incredibly talented writers, a couple of which I’ve worked with since pretty much the very beginning. I feel like they just know me so well. The song is hauntingly beautiful, has a really wide range and amazing melody, and just tells this really cool, cinematic story of how this guy is never going to be able to let go of the girl he let go of because she’s just always going to be haunting him.
“He’s going to see her everywhere. He’s gonna want her back but she’s moved on – sorry man,” she adds with a laugh. “I loved this song, I loved recording it. It’s challenging vocally, but I like that. I feel like it’s just a really awesome song and I’m glad they got together to think of me while they were writing one day.”
Denim & Rhinestones will be Underwood’s first studio record of original songs since Cry Pretty was released in 2018. The American Idol alum hints that the album will be entertaining, for everyone.
I feel like overall, just this next project is … It’s fun. It’s a lot of fun,” Underwood said on Apple Music Country’s Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen. “We covered a lot of ground making it, and just went into the whole project of ‘Let’s just have fun and make music we love and see what happens.’ I got to write a lot. I got to co-produce again with David Garcia, which is just so much fun being able to be there from the ground up and really make more musical decisions. It’s a lot of fun and I feel like people are going to hear everything and just going to get some warm fuzzies.
“Hopefully, it’ll make people happy to listen to,” she adds. “it’s a very sing into your hairbrush, in your house, in your room kind of album, which I think it’s going to translate well. I think people are going to like it.”
Find all of Underwood’s music, as well as a list of her upcoming shows, at CarrieUnderwoodOfficial.com.