This is another song that they both collaborated on - it's less well known, and different in style - but I find it has a haunting quality, which shows the softer, more vulnerable side of her work. In general terms, I'd like to hear at least one or two of this type in the mix on the new album
Updated my 1st post w/ Windmills' list of solo writes/co-writes.
The word from several people on Twitter tonight is that the new single will be "Records I've Never Heard" (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
I've not found the original source of this, and can't say whether it is fact or rumour - but if true, it would appear to make sense. The song's been in Windmills' list for several months - but, as far as I know, it hasn't surfaced before in fan speculation. However, Shane and Josh (who often write together) seem likely choices for a song aimed at potential radio play (which is probably something of a priority for the label at this stage.)
Apparently this was in Country Aircheck this week. The 33, 45, and 78 have to do with the RPM (revolutions per minute) on vinyl records, according to some posters over at Pulse. Interesting. http://countryaircheck.com/images/ad...16164026-1.JPG
33's were albums
45's were singles
78's were long ago singles but some singles continued to be released in the 78 format into the mid to late 50's.
45's were the dominate format until sometime in the late 50's or early 60's when people began buying more albums than singles.
But, I'm at a loss as to what the photo is all about.
78s were made of shellac, rather than vinyl, and they were easily broken. My first Country records were 78s. My grandmother gave me a pile that the Canadian army left at her house when they were stationed in Sussex. When I was little boy, I used to pretend to be one of the records, and sing while I was turning round and round (no, no video of this remarkable event exists, so I'm spared the embarrassment!)
On the co-writers - I don't think she's written with Josh Osborne before, but he's a proven hit maker, with a varied stylistic repertoire. Artists he's been particularly associated with lately are Kacey Musgraves (five cuts on each of her two recent albums); Sam Hunt (five cuts on "Montevallo", with more on his acoustic set, "In the Pines"); and Reba McEntire (four cuts on her current album). My feeling is that his work may steer Miranda a little more Mainstream than most of "Platinum".
Shane McAnally has written with many of the younger female singers, including, for example, Carrie's special tribute song "Keep Us Safe". He was also heavily involved with both Kacey Musgraves' projects, as writer and producer. With regard to Miranda, he was one of the writers of her previous hit single "Mama's Broken Heart". I love Miranda's treatment of that song, and I think her record persona fitted well into the theme of the generational attitude shift, and the frantic emotion of the narrator - which I personally think suited Miranda's style more than it did Kacey Musgraves' softer, more sardonic style. But that song is strongly associated in my mind with the other co-writer, Brandy Clark - who's not involved in the new song.
All told, I'm expecting the new song to be relatively Mainstream-leaning - but hopefully with some psychological character-exploration, and a dash of "attitude".
I feel so obnoxious doing this & don't know what I can say but the new Miranda Lambert single out 7/18 is *not* "Records I Never Heard."
That title alone is rather intriguing. I'm curious to know how vice, a word typically meaning immoral or wrongdoing or downfall, links to RPMs. Maybe her vice is music? Idk.
(Slacker Radio is a streaming service, available in both basic (free) and premium (with extra features) versions. As far as I can tell, it doesn't offer unlimited choice of named songs or albums, but provides "stations" consisting of similar songs, based on the genre or artist you pick - you can refine the playlists to some extent by clicking feedback options. It seems to be only available in North America)
My theories based on the other title go out of the window - and "Vice" gives even less to go on - but I think the observations based on the writers presumably still apply...lol
Well, Vice makes sense with the picture Miranda posted of her holding a drink yesterday (I think it was yesterday). I will say that this title is much more intriguing to me and I can't wait to hear it! Just a few more days!