“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.