"I'm not going to sit back and make a whole album of mommy songs," says Underwood of her new album

By Danielle Anderson
Updated December 01, 2020 10:17 PM

Make no mistake: Carrie Underwood‘s music won’t be defined by her new role as a mom.

And her sexy new video for “Smoke Break” – the first she’s filmed since having son Isaiah in February – is the proof.

“I’m not going to sit back and make a whole album of mommy songs,” Underwood, 32, told Entertainment Tonight from the set.

“I kinda feel like everybody expects motherhood to completely change me as a writer and as an artist. I feel like it just adds another wonderful dimension,” she explained.

“It’s really important to me to stay true to who I was before, but now I just have this other piece of my life,” continued Underwood. “Of course when you get married or when you fall in love or when you have a baby or whatever giant life moments happen, it’s going to work its way into things that you do creatively and me as an artist.”

Underwood appears to be juggling the demands of family and career quite well. While filming the new clip in the Mojave Desert for two days, she had 6-month-old Isaiah and husband Mike Fisher nearby on her bus.

“For the storyline, I really just wanted it to be mainly about strong women – strong beautiful women who are doing everything that the boys do,” she said. “And at the end, we all get together and have our break.”

The singer also penned a song about her son for her new album, Storyteller, even though she was hesitant about it at first.

“We did write a song for the little man,” said Underwood with a smile. “I was actually trying to resist that urge, but it just kind of happened and it was really organic and sweet. I think it’s going to be a really cool thing for him to know that that’s his song.”

Storyteller is out Oct. 23.

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