Miranda Lambert longs for the simple days on "Automatic"

Credit: Randee St. Nicholas

Credit: Randee St. Nicholas

Miranda Lambert is a burst of neon on an often grey country scene. With the attitude and sass of your favorite 90s country divas combined with harmonies that will bathe you in goosebumps, Miranda is set to release her fifth studio album this year. This will be her first solo offering since 2011's Four The Record, a glossier but critically acclaimed affair that yielded too many trophies to count. 

Preceding the set is "Automatic," a song that lyrically longs for simpler, less tech-fueled times but soundwise is the progressive country we expect from Miranda, and at which she excels. Sonically, this has flourishes of the sophisticated country sound from her brilliant third album, Revolution. Here's what Miranda had to say about the song.

Automatic’ is a song about the good life,” said Miranda of the single that is available to radio on Wednesday, February 5. “It’s about slowing down, taking a breath and remembering what it’s like to live life a little more simply. It’s not about going back, but reminiscing about what it was like to hang laundry on the line and wait for it to dry and my dad teaching me how to drive my ’55 Chevy that I still have but don’t drive nearly enough,” she said. “The song brings back good memories and it reminds me to take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun.
— Miranda Lambert on her new single "Automatic"

Take a listen to the song below.