Carrie Underwood has unveiled the music video for her latest single, “Drinking Alone.” Directed by Randee St. Nicholas, the video delivers a sultry vibe set in an underground nightclub where two strangers identify with their common ground of suffering from a breakup, but in the end do not go home together.
“I feel like the title could have gone to a very like sad emotional place, but me being me, I still wanted to have that strong kind of character in there. So, I love the fact that this is a breakup song,” says Carrie. “‘I’m here at the bar drinking my pain away. You and me can hang out. Why should we both be lamenting over lost love separately? We’re both here doing the same thing. Let’s just do that together.’”
“I love that the character, I was like I don’t want her like going home with him. I don’t want any of that.” Underwood continues. “I just want it to be like, ‘Okay we’ll just hang out. We’ll drink. We’ll maybe share a corner booth kiss.’ But it’s just more about that night and that moment and that Band-Aid and then going your separate ways. ‘Like this isn’t a thing. I’m not looking to start a new relationship. I’m out of this one. Let’s just let whatever this is be what this is right now.’”
“Drinking Alone,” co-written by Underwood, David Garcia and Brett James, is serving as a solid follow up to Carrier’s recent No. 1 hit single, “Southbound.” Both “Drinking Alone” and “Southbound” can be found on Carrie Underwood’s latest album, CRY PRETTY, available now by clicking here.