It’s been three years since Carrie Underwood last released a new album and about nine years since we forgot that she won American Idol. Not to bash the TV show, but let’s be honest, when an American Idol contestant reaches that level of stardom that makes you forget that they used to have a phone number attached to their name week after week…it’s a good thing.
Carrie Underwood is just that, a superstar. She’s the voice of Sunday Night Football, a role model to millions of girls around the world and did I mention that voice? Yeah, her voice may have helped out on a few of those smash hits that she’s had too.
As I said earlier though, we haven’t heard any hits from her recently. From what I have read, I guess she decided to go and have a baby and forget about us. I know, totally rude right? But, all jokes aside, Carrie Underwood has returned and she hasn’t missed a step.
If you were worried about this being a “New Mommy” album, have no fear. Although the drama is dialed back a tad in Storyteller, Underwood still keeps her edge and doesn’t overwhelm listeners with a musician’s version of hourly Facebook posts of their kid.
Sure Storyteller</> still features some exhausted country music themes. Alcohol shows up often throughout the album, as well as typical middle class struggles. However, at the end of the day, Underwood is the Queen of staying country, but remaining relevant in pop. She has managed to do what Taylor Swift couldn’t do, and do what Faith Hill and Shania Twain did, better.
Witty writing make tracks like “Choctaw County Affair” and “Chaser” standout on the album, while “Like I’ll Never Love You Again” and “Relapse” stay true to what Underwood has always done best.
I don’t think fans are going to need my approval after three years of waiting, but just in case some of you were actually on the fence? You should definitely check out Storyteller.
Watch Carrie’s video for “Smoke Break” down below and buy Storyteller on iTunes!
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine
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