Miranda Lambert just released her video for “We Should Be Friends,” and it’s sure make you smile. Set in a real beauty shop in Watertown, Tenn., the clip features some of Lambert’s real life friends yucking it up.
The whole thing starts with a clearly disheveled Lambert crossing the street to get to Wanda’s House of Beauty. With her dog in tow, Lambert’s hair is a wreck and she looks a few hours shy of a good night’s sleep.
Donning a denim jacket with the words “Music Is Medicine,” Lambert kicks off the tune while prying eyes judge her appearance. And honestly, anybody who knows the beauty shop vibe (or small towns) knows those looks.
But the mood certainly changes as Lambert sings and gets a bit of a makeover. She brings along friends like songwriters Waylon Payne and Natalie Hemby, too. Pretty soon, the whole shop is dancing and having a great time. Except maybe Hemby when she leaves the waxing room.
The video reflects the old saying that sometimes the best way to cheer yourself up is a makeover. Nothing shallow about it, just a little bit of truth. While what’s inside matters most, how you feel outside can often bring out your best inside.
Trey Fanjoy returned to direct the video for “We Should Be Friends.” She previously worked on Lambert’s clips for “The House That Built Me,” “Only Prettier,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Little Red Wagon” and “Vice.”
Although the video features everal of Lambert’s pals, she actually wrote the song solo. Hemby co-wrote 10 of Lambert’s songs off new album The Weight Of These Wings while Payne co-wrote two.
Lambert released the song as her follow-up single in December 2016. So far, the song has made it No. 26 on Billboard‘s County Airplay chart. Her first single off the record, “Vice,” peaked at No. 2.