As Carrie Underwood so openly admits in the first verse of her latest single, "Cry Pretty", the 35-year-old singer is usually pretty good at keeping him together. But after the following lyrics of the emotional track, it sounds as if she prefers openness to serenity these days. Underwood's new music video for "Cry Pretty" feels like a testament to this real change in thinking – a shift that was allegedly catalyzed by an unusual accident last November that left Underwood with a broken wrist and 40 stitches in the face.
The video for "Cry Pretty" is Underwood's first since the accident last year. And in many ways, both the song and the accompanying video seem to have been quite obviously informed through this experience. The video, which soars between shots of Underwood, sobbing in the shower and then boldly returning to the limelight, seems to give Underwood a sense of farewell to a generally confident musical voice (take their last Super Bowl promo single). Champion, "for example) to a much more open honest.
As those who have seen it, you can probably say, Underwood's" Cry Pretty "video proves more than anything else that there is an immense strength of vulnerability. [1
"I apologize if you do not like what you see," Underwood sings through the first stanza of the heartbreaking title and stares straight at the camera during a series of close-ups It's easy for them to shoot Given the scale of their recent facial injuries, and in the spirit of appropriating vulnerability (and transformation into strength), the song continues with a series of lyrics that are likely to be fairly consistent with someone who is ever challenging and possibly challenging For this purpose, Underwood's bold wisdom in "Cry Pretty" sounds like a liberating one he rally scream: "Breaking up is as human as it gets / You can not hide it, you can not fight the truth."
Underwood revealed a "first look" at their new music video during the episode American Idol on Sunday, May 6th. A former idol winner himself, Underwood announced the upcoming video in a tweet before the show on Sunday night and wrote: "Watch @AmericanIdol tonight for a worldwide exclusive look at my new music video for #CryPretty! The live show starts at 8e | 5p on @ABCNetwork. "
Almost parallel to the events in the "Cry Pretty" video, Underwood made her triumphant, real return to the stage (for the first time since the accident) in April when she debuted the emotional track with an equally emotional live appearance this year's ACM Awards.
After the accident in November, Underwood had been pretty low on public performances. In January, most of what was a several-month silence, it broke, revealing the details of the strange accident in November with a note to their fan club. The note was later acquired by People and presented in their later report. It was in this note that Underwood, who had previously shown that the accident left her with a broken wrist, revealed that she "could somehow hurt [her] face too." According to People report, Underwood's note continued:
"I will spare you the grisly details, but when I came out of the surgery the night of my fall, the doctor [Underwood’s husband] told Mike that he was between Well, here we are 7 weeks later, and although I had the best people to help me, I still heal and do not quite look the same. "
Later, during an April show On iHeartRadio's The Bobby Bones Show Underwood, in a bit more detail, detailed exactly how the accident actually went on. "I took the dogs to pee one last time, and I – I stumbled," she explained, "There was a step and I did not let go of the leashes! Priorities! That's why my left hand is But I am gone to catch myself, and I just missed a step. "
Maybe we can all take a note of Underwood's courage in the new" Cry Pretty "video. Unlocking your insecurities to see the world – celebrity or not – is anything but easy. But as confirmed by Underwood's new video, it's sometimes worth it.