Miranda Lambertand Elle King just released their lively, alternative new song and music video for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” and the badassery levels are off the charts. Co-written by King and Martin Johnson, it’s a fun tribute to staying out till dawn and drinking the night away (remember that?).
The big teased hair, baby blue eyeshadow and Miranda in a pink satin bridesmaid dress… it’s an 80’s dream that I don’t want to wake up from.
Of the spunky new collaboration, King says:
“The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship. Miranda is someone I have looked up to as a songwriter, musician, performer, and human being for a long time. So our tumbleweed snowball story of getting to know each other is the ultimate real deal kinda thing.
Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert. Our rowdy reputations proceed us, so who else could sing this song together besides us?
Crawling out of such a crazy year, still full of so many unknowns, I ultimately couldn’t think of another person I’d rather come out singin’ and swingin’ with than the most badass chick I know. Miranda.”
And Miranda Lambert adds:
“I think this fun song was born from our becoming friends over the last couple of years. We are new friends but it really feels like we are old friends and I felt like that immediately when I met her at one of her shows.
Since then, we’ve toured together and sang on stage together, hung out and partied together, recorded together, and so much more. This song just feels like the natural transition to the after party.”
If you need a reminder of life before bars were closed and want something to look forward to again, this song might be your new favorite. Although it’s not necessarily country, they do make quite a pair, plus it has a melody you won’t be able to get out of your head.
The two have worked together in the past when Elle was an opener on Miranda’s 2019 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour. They also collabed that same year on Elvin Bishop’s iconic 1975 hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love.”
King hasn’t released a full studio album since her 2018 Shake the Spirit, so maybe this is the beginning of some new stuff from her.
Either way, I can’t get enough. I need to get my ass to a bar ASAP.