Lambert was handpicked by Reese Witherspoon to write the song for the movie, starring herself and Latin bombshell Sofia Vergara. Witherspoon plays “an uptight and by-the-book cop” who is trying to protect the widow (played by Vergara) of a drug boss from a drug cartel and crooked cops. The wild chase takes place in Miranda’s home state of Texas.
The singer told Rolling Stone Country that Witherspoon’s only requirements were that the song have a “Southern and a Latin flavor.”
“Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing or both. I got inspired. It was a bit of a Thelma and Louise theme and that’s totally up my alley. It is really so fun to be part of it.”
“Two of a Crime” was released on iTunes on April 28, ahead of the movie, which will open May 8. The girl-power anthem is complete with a mariachi band and Miranda’s signature sassy flair. She co-wrote the song with Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Gaylon, who have collaborated with her before.
“Red rosé on painted lips. Puttin’ on Chanel. Packing Parliaments. We’re a deadly combination, you and me. The way I play it cool and you bring the heat. Lambert adds on the chorus. But I got your back and I know that you’ve got mine. That makes us two of a crime.”
Speaking of sassy, Glamour caught up to “Mrs. Blake Shelton” at the 2015 ACM Awards and chatted about the much-debated meaning behind “Little Red Wagon” and more.
“I think it’s just about a state of mind. You know, [like], ‘I’ve got this on my own. I’ve got swagger… I think it’s just sassy, and it’s up for whatever interpretation you have as a person.”
Miranda is well-known for her support of fellow female artists. When asked why she thinks the women of country music are scarce these days, she chalks it up to the guys having their moment, but says the ladies’ time will come, too.
“People are asking all the time why aren’t there more females [in country music]. I think there’s a lot of great guy artists right now and they’re having their moment, and it will go through phases, but there’s room for all of us.”
She’s thrilled to represent for #TeamGirls and looks forward to the future of country music while remaining grateful for the past.
“It makes me so proud to have a spot here and to be waving that flag for the girls. There’s so many great female artists that have paved this way for me, and there’s so many coming along behind us. I just feel excited about where country music is going to go and all the female artists on the way up. I’m so thankful for my job, and I love all of the guys too.”
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