Miranda Lambert is back with her seventh studio album and she is on fire! Lambert mixes in a little bit of sass and sorrow in her newest album, Wildcard. Since her public separation from Blake Shelton, it was obvious Lambert was hurting in her last album, The Weight of These Wings, but she found her way back to her rebel self with collaborations with The Pistol Annies and Maren Morris.
Opener track, “White Trash,” gives way to listeners on that quick-witted Miranda is back and continues her confidence in the following songs, “Mess with My Head” and album single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” which features Lamberts band, The Pistol Annies. The album takes a turn in the tempo as it slows down in “Settling Down” and “Holy Water,” but still incorporates that grit Lambert sings so well. A fun song for the Ladies features Maren Morris in “Way Too Pretty for Prison,” and “Locomotive” just makes you want to rock out. “Bluebird” is a beautiful melody and the lyrics are relatable. Getting a little more emotional, Lambert adds tracks “How Dare You Love” and “Fire Escape.” Track “Pretty Bitchin’” is another fun listen that actually can give you some laughs. With a country twang, Lambert sings “Tequila Does,” in which shares a story of no men can love Lambert as much as tequila loves her. What is a Miranda Lambert album without a song about being heartbroken in a bar? Lambert ends Wildcard with track, “Dark Bars."
Personally, a Miranda Lambert fan, her music has always been favorited. However, it is great to see the young, first debut album Lambert come back into the scene. Her rebellious, don’t care attitude and sass fits her character perfectly and the reflection in her songs are just absolutely fun to listen to and makes one want to go on a girl’s night out. Heartbroken or happy, Wildcard delivers to country music.
Written by Hannah Schaeffer