Carrie Underwood isn’t skimping on the emotion in her newest music video, “Dirty Laundry”, directed by Shane C. Drake.
“It’s about emotion — my emotion, [and] we have other people that came in to just kind of be one-on-one with the camera and just emote directly into the lens,” Underwood told ET. “Different guys and girls come in, and it’s just all about emotion. It’s not to following the storyline too much, which is something I really didn’t wanna do. It’s a little more abstract than that.”
“Shane had the idea to include some beautiful animals that represent the parallels between human and animal behaviour and instincts, which look great interwoven with visuals of emotional women and men,” Underwood said in a press release issued on Tuesday. “It gave us a way to portray one of my songs in a way we’ve never done before.”
“‘Dirty Laundry’ is about a cheating man — the girl in the story kind of talks about stringing up his laundry, getting rid of his laundry, that’s how she finds out he’s been cheating on her,” Underwood said. “That’s not a new story, you know, lipstick on your collar kind of story, but it’s just done in a such a nonchalant way. It’s not too angry, it’s not, ‘I’m gonna get revenge!’ It’s not ‘Before He Cheats,’ it’s more like, ‘You know what? I’m over it, I don’t care, I’m done.'”
“The song itself has just such a cool, laid-back vibe,” she added. “I love the line, ‘Imma hafta,’ instead of going, ‘I’m going to have to,’ like, that’s country. ‘Imma hafta hang you out to dry,’ that’s awesome! And the Ajax line immediately stood out and I remember just thinking, ‘That’s weird, but in such a cool way.’ Weird’s the wrong word, it’s unique. Different. I just loved the vibe.” Watch: