Carrie Underwood is bringing people together with her new music video «Love Wins,» released on Tuesday (Sept. 11) — the second single from her forthcoming album Cry Pretty, due out on this Friday. Attempting to provide a voice of reason in recent turbulent times, «Love Wins» is an emphatic, hopeful reminder that despite of our differences, we are all the same.
The video begins with a hopeless-looking group of people walking on a road in a post-apocalyptical setting as Underwood, in a goddess-like orange dress, emotionally leans into the track’s sentimental lyrics, «Sirens screaming down the avenue/ Just another story on the evening news/ Politics and prejudice/ How the hell it’d ever come to this?/ When everybody’s gotta pick a side/ It don’t matter if you’re wrong or right.»
The video then shifts perspective as the group of people, now a community, rejoice in their newfound land while Underwood, now wearing a white long-sleeve butterfly gown and a face full of colorful make-up, joyfully sings to the crowd. As the loud clapping drums follow her powerful voice, the party turns into a vibrant celebration with colored powder being thrown everywhere, all thanks to the power of love and unity.
Check out the full video for «Love Wins» below.