Underwood assumes role of "Storyteller"
Thursday, August 20, 2015
– Carrie Underwood announced today via a Facebook chat that she is releasing her fifth album, "Storyteller," on Oct. 23 .
"Storyteller" will launch with the single "Smoke Break," which was delivered digitally to country radio today for an official airplay impact date of Aug. 24.
Produced by Jay Joyce, "Smoke Break" was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, with whom Underwood wrote her most recent number one hit, "Little Toy Guns."
Underwood said the title was not necessarily meant to be literal. "It's basically an anthem for every hard-working person. We all wear many hats and are spread thin, so we can all relate to being tired and needing a break. This song is about having that moment to be able to escape from whatever it is that's stressing you out and have some time for yourself."
The digital single for "Smoke Break" will be available beginning at midnight tonight.
A clip of "Smoke Break" is streaming online now on www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.
Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell produced.
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