Miranda Lambert, her hair and makeup team and photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth have some lip-synching fun in a brief "Glam Jam" teaser for forthcoming album cut "It All Comes Out in the Wash."
Lambert's Thursday, July 11 Instagram post reveals the song's title and its infectious country-rock hook. It previews the follow-up to 2016's The Weight of These Wings. The album should arrive this fall and, per recent interviews, will capture the contentedness Lambert finds in her creative outlet and her recent marriage to New York City cop Brendan McLoughlin.
The single arrives in full on Thursday, July 18. Lambert co-wrote it with songwriting trio The Love Junkies: Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey. The three collaborators are best known for co-writing Little Big Town's "Girl Crush." Together, four of the best songwriters in country music surely cooked up a story that goes way deeper than its catchy, pop-friendly chorus: "It'll all come out/ All come out in the wash."
Lambert produced the album with the rock-minded Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Ashley McBryde), not longtime collaborator Frank Liddell. "It was a change, but I wanted to go in a different direction for this one than I have in the past because I feel like I was in a new place," Lambert told Rolling Stone Country's Marissa R. Moss. "Jay and I had some new chemistry. Sometimes you have to change it up."
Another potential album spoiler came in early June via the CMA Fest debut of "Locomotive." In an interview with the Tennessean, Lambert described the song as "total country punk-rock" and "a reflection of who I am right now."
Although there's no set release date yet, Lambert's next album should arrive during her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour, a showcase of talented women starring not just Lambert and her fellow Pistol Annies members but also a revolving door of supporting acts, featuring McBryde, Maren Morris, Elle King and others. The tour runs from Sept. 13 to Nov. 23.