Carrie Underwood is the lead story in this week’s Entertainment Weekly two-page preview of 10 albums they can’t wait for in 2012. Carrie says there was a demo that give her chills and goosebumps all over her body, she’d never had a reaction quite like that to a song before, and she called her manager immediately and said “I have to have this song!” She says being able to see it develop into so much more than that demo has been really special.
The duets last year with Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler and Brad Paisley may have influenced her album. It’s amazing to see how different artists work in the studio, says Carrie, and it’s impossible not to take something out of it. She singles out Bennett and how he records in an open space with musicians in the same room, which was a new experience for her when she recorded “It Had To Be You” with him.
Fans will find some other surprises on the album. Carrie says there are some darker songs . She comments how she’s always been a fan of songs with attitude but she’s talking about songs with darker storylines. Carrie says the album seemed to want those, so she went with it.
Carrie’s next album is set to be released in the spring.
–reported by Windmills