Miranda Lambert can "judge the cover" 'cause she "wrote the book," as she declares on her new single "We Should Be Friends." Lifted from her hefty double-album The Weight of These Wings, the humorous but honest song is a solo write by Lambert herself and speaks to those underdogs of the American heartland.
"If you're looking for love but willing to fight over men and mommas and Miller Lite, well, then, we should be friends," she professes. Suitably, Lambert enjoys a day at the local beauty parlor in Watertown, Tenn. in her just-released music video, directed by long-time collaborator Trey Fanjoy ("Little Red Wagon," "Somethin' Bad," "The House That Built Me").
Featuring the likes of friends and co-writers Natalie Hemby--who uses "alcohol as a sedative"--and Waylon Payne, the video is exuberant and cheeky. A day at a salon is as you probably could expect; there's plenty of gossip, friendly banter and laughter. Lambert goes from split-ends to donning a bright pink fuzzy jacket (and getting a much needed makeup redo). Plus, there's plenty of sweet tea to go 'round, ya'll!
Fanjoy has also worked with such artists as Taylor Swift ("Our Song," "Teardrops on My Guitar," "Love Story"), Keith Urban ("Long Hot Summer," "Sweet Thing"), Blake Shelton ("Honey Bee," "God Gave Me You"), Reba ("He Gets That from Me," "Consider Me Gone"), and others.
Lambert continues her Highway Vagabond Tour on Feb. 23 with a show at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. "I’m excited to get back on the road. The first time you see all of the fans after being off for a while is pretty great. I’m really glad that we finally have new music to add to the set this time around," she told AXS.com. Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers are her openers.
Watch "We Should Be Friends" below: