Track Review: Carrie Underwood, 'Good Girl'

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD
"Good Girl" (3:31)
Producer: Mark Bright
Writer: Carrie Underwood, Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano
Publisher: various
19 Recordings Limited / Arista Nashville


Carrie Underwood's latest single, "Good Girl," finds the former "American Idol" star at her edgiest before her next album is released. Produced by longtime collaborator Mark Bright, "Good Girl" begins with a bluesy electric guitar riff and heavy snare before being jolted up with some handclaps. Similar to her previous smash hit "Before He Cheats," "Good Girl" has Underwood warning women everywhere against charming but insidious men with lines like "His lips are dripping honey but he'll sting you like a bee" and the chorus, "Hey good girl, get out while you can / I know you think you've got a good man / Get out while you can." "Good Girl" will hopefully signal the unveiling of a new layer of Underwood, whose fourth full-length is scheduled to drop this spring.

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