Following a wild ride on a little red wagon, Miranda Lambert chose a more subdued route for her next single with a laid back tune that reminisces about the past. “Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” a song that features the award-winning foursome Little Big Town, is a bluesy track laden with intricate harmonies and vocal depth, sending the solo effort with a collaborative twist to a level of its own.
To promote the new single, Miranda, in conjunction with Entertainment Weekly, premiered an artistically and creatively designed lyric video comprised of obvious fog, as well as the more subtle spinning of the song’s words to create the motion of a ring of smoke. In a video with little color, the standout hue is Miranda’s signature pink, which has been incorporated in her retail store and upcoming reprised tour.
The lyric video was created by the talented Polly Burokas (NBC’s Today Show, Two Story Road) and is the perfect promotional supplementation of a song that removes Miranda Lambert from her recent heavy-hitting releases (“Little Red Wagon,” “Something Bad”) and returns her to the less complex, more meaningful songs (“Automatic”). In explaining her immediate draw to the track, Miranda stated:
This song was written by three amazing songwriters and I connected with it the first time I heard it. It reminds me of hanging out with friends, partying when life still felt innocent, simple and fun. This is definitely my version of a party song, puts me in that kind of mood.
The three songwriters she referred to above are Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally; a trio of award winners with individual catalogs a mile long.
Watch the Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” lyric video below or on EW.com.