Carrie Underwood’s ‘Church Bells’ Is ‘Fancy’s Little Sister’ [Watch]
Carrie Underwood's Storyteller is less dramatic than previous albums, but that doesn't means it's without drama. "Church Bells" is a mini-movie that one imagines as a music video along the lines of "Two Black Cadillacs." The singer recently told ToC about song No. 3 on the album, a track she describes as "Fancy's little sister," referring to Reba McEntire's "Fancy."
“She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s poor, doing what she can to survive," Underwood explains in the video above, describing her "Church Bells" heroine. "(She) Meets a man that has a lot of wealth and is supposed to take care of her.”
The guy ends up being a jerk, and things get very ugly, very quickly. The church bells represent different things at different points in the song, but you'll have to listen to the full version when Storyteller is released on Friday (Oct. 23) to understand.
"She could hear those church bells ringing, ringing / And up in the loft that whole choir singing, singing / Fold your hands and close your eyes / Yeah it's all gonna be alright / Just listen to the church bells ringing, ringing."
“She ends up killing him, which is not a new subject for me,” Underwood admits with a smile. “It forces her to be strong."
Zach Crowell, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey wrote "Church Bells." Lindsey also helped Underwood write "Two Black Cadillacs," which, as fans know, is one of the more dramatic songs from the singer's Blown Away album.
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