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Actin’ Up by Miranda Lambert – Song of the Day

26 April 2022 | 2:10 pm | Mallory Arbour

'Actin' Up' is from Miranda Lambert's forthcoming album 'Palomino'

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Our Song of the Day is Actin’ Up by Miranda Lambert. The cheeking mid-tempo anthem serves as the opening track to her forthcoming eighth album Palomino, set for release on April 29.

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She says, "The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career. Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs. We figured while we have time, let's go out to the country and see what happens. The first one we wrote was Tourist and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn't travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs. I hope y'all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories." 

Palomino will also feature the singles If I Was A Cowboy and Strange and see Lambert rehash The Marfa Tapes track Geraldene, collaborate with The B-52’s and cover Mick Jagger’s Wandering Spirit.

In February, Lambert told Billboard the new album was finished and different than anything she’d done before.

“We are finished and now we’re just tying the bows on all that stuff. I really got to hone in on this project because we wrote most of it in 2020,” she told the publication. “There are very few writers on this project. Cowboy is the first peek of that. I think that was the last one I wrote for this project and the first one we released. [The album] has a vibe and it’s different than I’ve ever done, but it’s obviously still me. When I sing, it’s straight-up country, no matter which way I twist it. But yeah, it’s got a bit of a thing to it, that’s all I’ll say.”

Over the past year, Lambert has released the acclaimed acoustic album, The Marfa Tapes with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram and her ACM ‘Video of the Year’ winning duet with Elle King, Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).


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