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Carrie Underwood just dropped the lyric video for her new single, ‘Love Wins,’ and it’s giving us all the feels.
While the song doesn’t address specific issues or incidents, it’s title is the catch phrase used by supporters of marriage equality in the run-up to 2015’s landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling.
And some of the song’s lyrics can be interpreted as referencing the Pulse nightclub attack and other violence against the LGBTQ community.
A stray bullet and a momma cries/ Her baby won’t be coming home tonight
Sirens screaming down the avenue
Just another story on the evening news, oh woah
It’s the first single off her upcoming album, Cry Pretty, and Underwood says it’s her attempt to battle the divisiveness that’s plaguing America. (Another song, “The Bullet,” addresses gun violence in the U.S.)
“I do think that we as humans are inherently good and we need to remember that,” she told Taste of Country. “Because we’re different, that doesn’t make somebody else bad, it just makes us different,” Underwood recently told country radio. “We wanted that song to be hopeful and to maybe make somebody stop and think about that.”
Country music fans are traditionally conservative, but the 35-year-old star has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community and a vocal supporter of marriage equality.
“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,” she told The Independent back in 2012. “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.”
Carrie Underwood will release her next album, Cry Pretty on September 14. A tour supporting the album begins next May.
Watch the lyric video for “Love Wins” below.