Miranda Lambert’s ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash': Hear the New Single
Miranda Lambert's brand-new single is a reminder to not sweat it -- whatever personal drama "it" might be. The country superstar released "It All Comes Out in the Wash" on Thursday (July 18); readers can press play above to listen.
From an ill-advised drunk dial to spilling steak sauce on your mother-in-law's best tablecloth, Lambert's motto is "That's why the good Lord made bleach." In the chorus of "It All Comes Out in the Wash," she sings, "It'll all come out, all come out in the wash / It'll all come out, all come out in the wash / Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got / You take the sin and the men and you throw it all in / And you put that sucker on spin."
A co-write with the Love Junkies, the songwriter trio of Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, "It All Comes Out in the Wash" was a title that Lambert had stored away "for a while," she says. It's something all four women remember their mothers telling them.
"We like to talk about girly things and things going on in life when we write together," Lambert explains, "so I feel like the song is just kind of a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of or seen, or, you know, something that’s happened in all of our lives, and realizing that, when you have something in your life that’s a little unclean at times, or hurtful, or a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass, and it all comes out in the wash.
Lambert first teased her new single -- her first from a forthcoming new album -- on July 11 with a "glam jam" Instagram video. The follow-up to her 2016 record The Weight of These Wings will arrive this fall, according to Lambert herself.
Lambert produced her new project with Jay Joyce rather than her longtime go-to, Frank Liddell. "It was a change, but I wanted to go in a different direction for this one than I have in the past because I feel like I was in a new place," Lambert says. "Jay and I had some new chemistry. Sometimes you have to change it up."
Lambert has hinted that her lengthy break in between albums -- during which she toured, recorded and released a new Pistol Annies record, got married and, in her words, "got to live life and just be a person for a while" -- will be bold. “I would call it old Miranda, but a Miranda at a whole new level, if that makes any sense. It’s not going to be love song overload or anything like that," she explains.
"I made a career on being a rock 'n' roller, and I think fans are going to hear that throughout," Lambert adds. "And yeah, there is this vibe of being happy that goes through this album. I am really, really happy.”
Lambert will celebrate her new music with a new iteration of her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour. The all-female trek will begin on Sept. 13 in Uncasville, Conn., and is scheduled to run through Nov. 23, when it will wrap up in Greensboro, N.C. Throughout the tour, Lambert will switch up her lineup of special guests: Maren Morris, Elle King, the Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack are all scheduled to appear at various shows.
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