Miranda Lambert 'Two of a Crime' Review: New Song from 'Hot Pursuit' Soundtrack Gets Latin Flavor
Miranda Lambert is taking a little Southern influence for her new single "Two of a Crime," but the country belle is going even further south than her Texas hometown - she's getting Latin. Today (April 28), the "Little Red Wagon" singer released her Hot Pursuit single and there's enough trumpets and flamenco guitars to go around for days.
"Two of a Crime" brings together Lambert's signature country sound with something a little Spanish-inspired. For the first half of the song, she stays true to her roots, singing lightly over what sounds like a rock track.
"But I got your back and I know that you've got mine / That makes us two of a crime," she sings in the chorus, giving the song it's thesis and title.
But, halfway through the track, Lambert drops out vocally, instead turning the music over to Latin inspired guitar riffs and a chorus of trumpets. It's a new sound, but for a soundtrack, it seems to work out for Lambert.
Listen to Miranda Lambert's new song "Two of a Crime" below:
"Two of a Crime" is a new single by Lambert for the new movie Hot Pursuit. The soundtrack single was commissioned by star Reese Witherspoon, who called Lambert in to make the film's signature single. "Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing or both. I got inspired," she said about the new single. "It was a bit of a Thelma and Louise theme and that's totally up my alley. It is really so fun to be part of it."