That’s right, the queens Elle King and Miranda Lambert have paired up to deliver a powerful 80s-inspired collaboration: ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).’ The song takes us back to when we could go out with our friends and have fun at a bar.
The song is written by Elle King and Martin Johnson, who also did the production for the track. Elle and Miranda recorded the track back before the pandemic but only recently had the opportunity to get together and film the music video (following all the Covid protocols). And boy, are we glad that they did! The pair created an awesome 80s wedding video, with Elle King as the bride (and her real-life fiancé as the groom) and Miranda Lambert as her maid of honor.
Elle King, Miranda Lambert – ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)
Alternating between scenes of the two singers on a stage alone and sets that look straight out of an actual 80s wedding, the music video is fun, colorful, and a reminder of how powerful this friendship is. The way these two were having the time of their lives shines through all the big dresses and all the hairspray.
Throughout the video, we also see many situations that are typical of any family event ever. The drunk guy trying to flirt with the bridesmaids; the awkward photos; the guests who would rather be anywhere else; someone spiking the punch; they have it all. And we love it!
Elle says the song sums up their “wild friendship” and that nobody else could sing this song besides them because of their rowdy reputation. Miranda mentions how they’ve only been friends for a few years, but it feels like they’re old friends. The ‘Bluebird’ singer adds that, after doing so much together, this song “just feels like the natural transition to the after-party.”
Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert.Elle King explaining her friendship with Miranda Lambert
The track blends both singers’ styles well, with indie elements that remind us of Elle’s song ‘Ex’s & Oh’s and a flow that’s very characteristic of Lambert’s country music. And the result is simply beautiful. We really hope these two legends do more songs together in the future.
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