Carrie Underwood announced Friday morning on NBC’s Today show that she would be releasing Greatest Hits: Decade #1, along with some new material incorporated into the project. The first single to hail from the album is “Something in the Water,” (written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Brett James) scheduled for release tomorrow, Monday September 29th. However, the track has fallen into hands of fans already, and the reception is nothing less than stellar from those who couldn’t resist sneaking a listen prior to the official date of its premiere.
“Something in the Water” is about finding faith when it feels like you have nothing left. It’s a song of belief, hope, strength, and the ability to let go of what’s been holding you down, rising above it all, and opening yourself up to change. A song that seems to relate to a baptism, Underwood sings about following the preacher man into the water and coming out stronger. With the willingness to accept life as it is and the readiness to set free from the ties that bind, Underwood croons “now I’m singing along to ‘Amazing Grace,’ can’t nobody wipe this smile off my face, got joy in my heart, angels on my side, thank God Almighty, I saw the light.”
It goes without saying, Underwood’s vocals are in a league of their own, delivering a song that few others could. With lyrics that will make you want to reevaluate your attitude toward life, “Something in the Water” eludes a message of freedom and inspiration. When coupled with Underwood’s ability to hit notes that reach heights of unexplainable measures, emote in every word, and leave listeners breathless while maintaining incomparable control over her own breathing, the track is every bit as sensational as country fans could expect from this artist who can make no wrong moves in her musical career.
Listen to Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” here and leave us a comment to let us know what you think!
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