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Hear Miranda Lambert’s Hollywood-Worthy ‘Two of a Crime’

 

When Reese Witherspoon texted Miranda Lambert several months ago, asking the Platinum singer to write a Latin-influenced country song for the movie Hot Pursuit, Lambert knew just who to call. 

Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby had been two of the heaviest hitters on last year’s Platinum, co-writing five of the album’s songs — including the ACM award-winning, Number One single “Automatic.“ Lambert reached out to her songwriting sidekicks once again, looking to pen a girl-powered anthem in the style of Thelma & Louise. What the three women came up with was “Two of a Crime,” which makes its debut this week. 

“Two of a Crime” finds Lambert sharing the spotlight with mariachi horns, a nylon-stringed guitar solo and plenty of country-rock firepower, including the squall of distorted feedback that opens the song. There’s no mistaking the Latin influence, particularly during the song’s bridge and extended outro, but “Two of a Crime” also rocks harder than anything she’s done since Revolution. Maybe it’s the movie’s plotline, in which a straight-laced rookie cop (Witherspoon) teams up with the Colombian wife of a high-powered drug lord, that fired up Lambert’s engine. 

Hot Pursuit, which also stars Sofía Vergara as Witherspoon’s unlikely accomplice, hits theaters May 8th.

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