Carrie Underwood dives deep into her love for the stylistic elements of traditional country on her new song, “She Don’t Know.”
The track written by Underwood, David Garcia and Hilary Lindsey will delight longtime fans who have loved Underwood’s earlier, more country-like offerings. “She Don’t Know” is delivered in the first person as Underwood assumes the identity of a spouse who has been cheated on.
“She smiles at me all pretty / Walks towards me in aisle five, I wave and smile back / And I can feel her eyes on me / She looks at me at the checkout / Cabernet in a plastic bag paper “ the singer notes the jezebel in the first verse.
“What she don’t know is I know what she did / I bet she think she made me look like a fool / But the joke’s on her in that bed where she lays / What she don’t know, she don’t know / She can have it,” Underwood sings in the chorus with an unwavering smirk.
She proudly abandons her better half to a shameless woman – and she doesn’t think twice about it.
Artistically, “She Don’t Know” is reminiscent of cheating country songs such as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, Reba’s “Whoever’s In New England”, Cam’s “Diane” and, more recently, Carly Pearce’s “Next Girl”. it is driven by country roots instruments like the mandolin and fiddle. Collectively, the flawless, despised storytelling intertwines with an organic production that paints a perfect picture of the adulterous relationship.
“She Don’t Know” is the final preview of Underwood’s ninth studio album, Jeans & Rhinestones, which will be released on June 10 via Capitol Records/UMG Nashville. Underwood co-produced the 12-track disc with Garcia, and the project will include his debut single “Ghost Story,” as well as “Crazy Angels” and the title track, all of which are out now.