Carrie Underwood has released a music video for her single “Dirty Laundry.”
Directed by Shane C. Drake, the video pairs black-and-white images with Underwood’s laundry list of her partner’s wrongdoings. “That lipstick on your collar, well, it ain’t my shade of pink,” the country singer simmers in the opening verse. “And I can tell by the smell of that perfume, it’s like 40 dollars too cheap.”
Joining Underwood in the video are other women, men, an owl, a horse, a snake, and even a lion — all meant to show the parallels between “human and animal behavior and instincts,” Underwood told ET.com, which debuted the video.
And though the theme of infidelity is tried and true in popular music, the singer said she tried to offer a slightly different hue. “It’s just done in a such a nonchalant way,” she said. “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.'”
“Dirty Laundry,” written by Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, and Hillary Lindsey, is the fourth single from Underwood’s album Storyteller, released last October.
See the video below.