Carrie Underwood always comes out with good songs. Her last several have all been top hits and there is no reason to think that this new single will be any different.
And one of the cool things with Carrie is that she’s always willing to try new things. That’s important for having a long career, but it’s also risking. Not every artist is willing to try new things because they know if it falls flat that it could end their career.
But Carrie has hit the mark again with this one.
Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Secretly I was kind of hoping this would be a cover of Don Henley’s song from the early ’80s. That would have been pretty cool and Carrie has shown an affinity for rock songs from that era, but this is a brand new song.
The hook here is that a woman finds some of her guy’s dirty laundry. He’s been out with another woman or possibly with multiple women and now it’s finally caught up with him.
His dirty laundry did him in and all the Ajax in the world won’t clean up what he’s done. It’s too much this time and the woman in the song is ready to finally move on.
It’s another cheating song, which is nothing new, but the style and the sound are fresh. This sound is all Carrie and she really delivers on the performance. This one sounds like a surefire #1 hit to me.
But what do you think?
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 89/100