Carrie Underwood stopped by The Today Show this morning to talk about her involvement in the Global Citizens festival, taking place in Central Park Saturday, her pregnancy and NEW MUSIC NEWS!
The big announcement was a new single, “Something in the Water” which will be released on Monday, September 29. The tune is off of Carrie’s very first Greatest Hits album, titled, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, due out on December 9! Check out the glam black and white cover art right here.
From the press release announcing the album:
The new album will draw from Underwood’s 18 #1 singles to date, while also featuring new material. “Something in the Water” is the first single, officially impacting country radio on October 6.
For Carrie, the album is not only a career milestone, but also a perfect way to be able to share some new songs with fans in advance of her next full studio album. She says, “I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I auditioned for American Idol. Looking back at the songs I’ve released over the years lets me relive my amazing journey. Even better I get to include new music for the fans!”
Produced by long-time collaborator, Mark Bright, and written by Carrie, Chris DeStefano, and Brett James, “Something in the Water” is a song that Carrie says was exciting even as they were writing it, and one that she hopes will touch listeners in the same way that it affects her.
“‘Something in the Water’, is so inspirational,” Carrie says. “It’s joyous! I can’t help but smile when I hear it. I hope it has the same effect on everyone who listens to it.”
The singer played a little snip of the single for the Today show audience and explained, “It’s really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that ‘a-ha’ moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward.”
Here’s a behind the scenes clip from the “Something in the Water” video shoot that Carrie posted to her Facebook:
The Global Citizens Festival will also feature Jay-Z, The Roots, Sting and No Doubt. The concert is part of an effort by the Global Poverty Project to end extreme poverty by 2030, and encourage more people to volunteer. The entire concert will be aired on MSNBC beginning at 3 pm ET and will also be streamed live on Today.com and NBCNews. NBC News will also produce a one-hour primetime special of the event to air on NBC at 9pm, ET, this Saturday, September 27th.
Check out Carrie’s Today Show interview below.