Carrie Underwood followed her hit “Smoke Break” with another new song. According to a report from E! Online , the country star released her latest single “Heartbeat” on Friday.
The track is the “American Idol” alum’s second offering from her upcoming album “Storyteller.” Co-written by Carrie Underwood, Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorgey, “Heartbeat” is a slow romantic ballad with low-key musical accompaniment that highlights the Grammy winning singer’s strong vocals.
“Baby, we won’t need a song. We’ll make a falling star wish,” Carrie Undewood sings on the track. “One more slow kiss. What are we waiting on?”
“Heartbeat” was released just two months after Carrie Underwood unveiled “Smoke Break,” which quickly gained traction in country charts as the carrier single of the country diva’s latest album.
Carrie Underwood’s music video for “Smoke Break” also became controversial as it featured a sexier side of the wholesome Nashville star.
According to a report from Entertainment Tonight , Carrie Underwood explained why she wanted to take on a bolder image for “Storyteller.”
“I always look for directions for an album to go in,” the 32-year-old said.
“Not that every single song has to fit into one single category, but some new feel, some new look, some new sound.”
“I want to grow as an artist and I just want every album to have its own feeling and then it all feels different and it all works together when I’m on tour,” she added.
Carrie Underwood admitted that she wants “Smoke Break” and her upcoming album to show an edgier side to her usually sweet persona.
“With Storyteller, things ended up being more twangy but kinda this cool, edgy twang, like a rock twang,” she said.
“It just ended up being a new thing for me, which I’m really excited about.”
“Smoke Break” was released after Carrie Underwood was named as country music’s best-selling artist based on digital sales. The accomplishment was reported by Rolling Stone , citing how the country artist earned 28 million digital sales from her 20 number one hit singles.