Carrie Underwood has released video for her latest single, “Drinking Alone.” Set in a sultry, underground nightclub, the clip, which was directed by Randee St. Nicholas, follows the song where two strangers nursing heartbreaks are drawn together, but don’t go home together.
Carrie co-wrote the song with her producer David Garcia and Brett James, and it’s the follow-up to her previous No. 1 smash “Southbound,” and she’s happy the song didn’t end up as a typical rebound relationship song.
“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. 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.’”