Carrie Underwood: The Champion
Underwood is well known for her work within the NFL, as the artist for Sunday Night Football. However, this is taken to another level with this new single The Champion set for Super Bowl LII.
It is becoming more common for the mixture of genres, especially in the new Country genre. We have seen this with Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly on a big hit. Why not bring in Ludacris for the biggest sports single of the year.
This fast paces song starts out slower as it builds on a subtle, yet inspirational verse to setup a big chorus. With lyrics such as:
I’ll be the last one standing
Two hands in the air, I’m a champion
You’ll be looking up at me when it’s over
I live for the battle, I’m a soldier, yeah
I’m a fighter like Rocky
Put you flat on your back like Ali
Yeah, I’m the greatest, I’m stronger
Paid my dues, can’t lose, Imma own ya, ay
The message of this single is pretty clear, as Underwoods big chorus performances setup Ludacris’ bridge perfectly. It is clear there is something unique about Pop Country coming together with Rap/Pop, and it is probably here to stay. Let us know what you think in the comments.