Carrie Underwood’s new song ‘Love Wins’ hailed as LGBT anthem
Carrie Underwood has released a new track from the upcoming album Cry Pretty and it’s been hailed as an anthem for the LGBT+ community.
The song is titled “Love Wins,” the slogan that was strongly associated with the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalising same-sex marriage in the US and that it has since been used to celebrate LGBT+ couples everywhere.
Shortly after the ruling, the lead singer of the band Keane, Tom Chaplin, released a song by that title to celebrate same-sex marriage. Underwood’s song, which dropped on Friday two weeks ahead of the full album release, does not explicitly address LGBT+ people, broadly calling for universal love.
The opening lyrics refer to gun violence and the “politics and prejudice” that have divided people. But the singer’s LGBT+ fans have nonetheless thanked the singer for giving them an anthem of hope.
“I can’t thank you enough Carrie Underwood for making this song. As a lesbian from Oklahoma where a lot of people in the south are against the LGBT+ community, this means so much to me,” a fan called Becca tweeted at the singer.
“I cannot begin to tell you what
#LoveWins means to me personally… I remember when that hashtag first came to be after the Win for Marriage Equality a few years ago. Thank you. From all your LGBT Care Bears,” another Twitter user called Tanner wrote.
Some fans conceded the song may not be meant as a LGBT+ anthem—but to them, it was.
“I don’t know if this is the LGBT song that I interpret it to be, if it is. Thank you. If not, it is a beautiful song regardless,” Jon Dexter wrote on Twitter.
“I know everyone interprets Lyrics/song meaning differently but I know exactly what this one means to me!
#LoveWins #LoveisLove” Cathy wrote.
Others expressed their gratefulness in more visual ways. “Thank you for this song!
#LoveWins” Krystle tweeted, followed by hearts emoji in the colours of the rainbow flag.
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