Carrie Underwood Releases New Healing Song "Love Wins"

BY WILL HEFFERNAN

Carrie Underwood has released a remedy for today with her healing song "Love Wins." The single is off her upcoming sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, out September 14th. In "Love Wins," Underwood sings about the division that is currently consuming the United States.

"Politics and prejudice, how the hell'd it ever come to this / when everybody's gotta pick a side / it don't matter if you're wrong or right," is one of many powerful lines in the song written by Underwood and Brett James.

The title of the song, "Love Wins" might make you think that it's about LGBTQ rights, but it's about something else. The song is about coming together no matter what party you support, what religion or race you are, and who you love because, in the end, we are all humans. "I believe you and me are sisters and brothers / And I, I believe we're made to be here for each other," Underwood sings in hope of all of us supporting one another. Underwood preaches how if we all come together, in harmony, that we can fix everything. "And we'll never fall if we walk hand in hand / Put a world that seems broken together again / Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins." The song tackles so many important issues and controversial topics of today with Underwood's belief in the power of love at the center of it all.

I do think that we as humans are inherently good and we need to remember that. Because we’re different, that doesn’t make somebody else bad, it just makes us different. We wanted that song to be hopeful and to maybe make somebody stop and think about that.
— Underwood recently told country radio
 PHOTO: John Shearer / Getty

PHOTO: John Shearer / Getty

"Love Wins" is one of two songs that Underwood sings about politics on Cry Pretty, the other song is "The Bullet," a commentary on gun violence. "Love Wins" also acts as a symbol of Underwood's support for gay marriage. In 2012, the singer told British newspaper The Independent, "...as a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love."

Underwood is extremely courageous for releasing this song, especially since her genre is country. Typically, country music is known to cover topics like generic heartbreak or partying and having a good time, but this song celebrates diversity and coming together. It's almost as if "Love Wins" not only illustrates Underwood's stance, but serves as a message to her genre. The bravery shines through in how Underwood stuck with her gut and released a song that we all need to hear today, one that will for sure help the healing process of what is going on in the world. 

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