Carrie Underwood Airs “Laundry” Details

"It's Not 'Before He Cheats'"

“Dirty Laundry”, Carrie Underwood‘s new single, isn’t so much about laundry as it is about the lies she finds inside the pile of it: the wrong lipstick, the cheap perfume and the red wine, for starters.

The lyrics all tell the story, so Underwood says she wanted the video to be a little more abstract.

“The girl in the story talks about getting rid of laundry. That’s how she finds out he’s been cheating on her. And that’s not a new story: lipstick-on-the-collar kind of story,” Underwood admits in a new behind-the-scenes video.

“It’s done in such a nonchalant way. It’s not too angry. It’s not too ‘I’m gonna get revenge.’ It’s not ‘Before He Cheats.’ It’s more like, ‘I’m over it. I don’t care. I’m done,'” she said.

As for the look and feel and not-too-literal interpretation of the song’s story, Underwood says that was intentional.

“It’s black and white. It’s a little more abstract,” she said of the Shane Drake production.

When they shot the video a couple of months ago, Drake shared a group selfie and some Nashville love.

Love my Nashville family! And @carrieunderwood you freakin' rock!!!

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