Carrie Underwood has dropped another track from her forthcoming album, Denim & Rhinestones. The American Idol alum just released “Crazy Angels,” Underwood wrote the uptempo tune with Lydia Vaughan and the album’s co-producer, David Garcia.
Underwood previously said all of the 12 songs on Denim & Rhinestones were uniquely her, guided only by what she liked, combining all of her musical influences into one cohesive project.
“We cover a lot of ground on this album,” Underwood says of Denim & Rhinestones, in the album’s trailer. “We have a lot of songs that have a bit of a ‘throwback’ feel, but they sound super fresh. I grew up listening to so many different kinds of music and that is extremely evident in this body of work. These are musical influences that are all in me and work their way out, and I just decided this time not to get in their way. I think this whole album ended up being a big reflection of me as a person and as an artist.”
Underwood, who also recently dropped the album’s title track, currently has a Top 40 single at radio, with “Ghost Story,” her debut single from the record, and the only song that she did not help write.
“’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 tells 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.”