As previously announced, Miranda Lambert recently recorded a song for the Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara crime comedy Hot Pursuit. “Two of a Crime” has now been released and Country Music’s #CMchat has it here for your listening pleasure.
“Two of a Crime” definitely sounds like a movie song, and doesn’t sound very country at with the opening guitar wailing speaker feedback metal sound, until you hear Miranda’s voice. The opening notes are also dipped in a Latin flavor, leading into what you would imagine would be a more salsa-sounding tune. Instead, Miranda’s vocals burst through the maracas, sounding like a typical hit Miranda, Natalie Hemby, and Nicolle Galyon song.
Creating a Latin-country fusion, or “Mexicountry,” the song blends the two lead actresses’ backgrounds in one track. Fans immediately began responding to the video on YouTube, saying things from Miranda could sing the phone book and still win all the awards to Miranda could sing anything and I’d still be happy, this isn’t country to people wishing that there was more Miranda and less foreign instrumentals. Let us know what you think of the song by tweeting us @CMchatLIVE!
Listen to Miranda Lambert’s “Two of a Crime”
Miranda wrote the song with frequent collaborators Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon (“Automatic”). The notes from Reese were that she wanted to have a “Southern and a Latin flavor” represented in the song. Miranda’s recording of “Two of a Crime” will be available at iTunes on April 28th. New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present, a Foxy/Pacific Standard production, an Anne Fletcher film, “Hot Pursuit.” Set to hit theaters on May 8, 2015, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Tiera tip to the other half of my two of a crime in country music, Jen Swirsky, for her help on this post. I am still new to writing reviews. #CanTeachAnOldDog