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Miranda Lambert - Wildcard Era

June11

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Are we really thinking Miranda is shading Carrie Underwood STILL 2020? Sorry this is one of the most boring and uninteresting speculations.
It's also an insult to Miranda think she is constantly trying to throw shade at Carrie.
This argument really needs to be laid to rest.
 
Are we really thinking Miranda is shading Carrie Underwood STILL 2020? Sorry this is one of the most boring and uninteresting speculations.
It's also an insult to Miranda think she is constantly trying to throw shade at Carrie.
This argument really needs to be laid to rest.

It has been and no one was being serious in the first place.
 

adam1995

Well-known member
Absolutely, no shade, at all. This is not a valid theory even if jokingly. Someone so supportive of Carrie winning EOTY, wouldn't be shady in the next breath. I agree, can we please stop with this 'there's shade in these lyrics, or they said this as an insult'? Unless there is deliberate, clear "shade" there is no point in doing this.
 

Farawayhills

Well-known member
"Locomotive" was written by Miranda and Ashley, with K.S Rhodes (a Tennessee artist who has worked with Ashley before). I think some of the references in it do draw on personal feelings.

I think Napa Valley is being used to symbolize wine, though, rather than being a place to visit. This is the verse in question:
"I ain't no Napa Valley,
New York City seems okay
>I'm a little bit more Tennessee
and there's whiskey in my veins"


The contrast between wine and whiskey is a quite common theme in Country Music (Carrie herself used it in "Wine After Whiskey", which I think is one of her best "lost love" songs). Whiskey is seen as not only stronger, but also as more down to earth, less sophisticated, and therefore more tied into the Country ethos. A contrast between California (and its presumed life style) and the Country Music "heartland" is also quite a common theme (the Dixie Chicks, for example, throw a dig at the California life style image in their pre-album release song). Something similar may be meant here. Miranda has often appeared to have a closer relationship with New York. Her team pitched her to the New York media early on, when they were having some difficulty in getting Country radio to warm to her, and the New York press has usually tended to give her good reviews. I think she has a flat there, and feels a connection with the town (for example, being photographed with the "protect yo heart" street grafitti). Her husband, Brendan, is from New York. California, though, may have less happy connotations for her. Her first marriage may have floundered, at least partly, after Blake Shelton made his base there, and seldom appeared to come home. Our late friend, Windmills, believed that many of the "sources" quoted in the tabloid attacks on her came from people connected with the TV franchise, who saw an alleged feud as good publicity for the fans of her ex-husband's show.,

I like "Locomotive". The music is acknowledged to have Punk influences - and as an old fan of the Cowpunk band, Lone Justice, that pleases me!
This is a live performance of Locomotive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSnFpSoKsdA

And, for comparison, one of Lone Justice's best known songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNf-1DJCrPc

I know Maria was considerably younger then than Miranda is now, and we can't expect the spirit of those days to be just re-created today - but I like to think there may be a touch of homage in the way the music was conceived
In fact, I think she left a musical legacy that probably was an influence on many young girls growing up, who both wanted to be Country singers, and wanted their take on Country Music to be forward looking. For example, this is Carrie's cover - from her 2001 indie album "Carrie Underwood" - of a very differently styled Maria McKee song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnDZo4Fmy_A
 

Farawayhills

Well-known member
The first three are from the "Dead Flowers" EP, which she issued in 2009. ("I Just Really Miss You", which she wrote with Texas artists Keith Gattis and Travis Howard, is one of my favourite tracks!)
"Mama I'm Alright" is from the "Kerosene" album
 

lizcarlo

Well-known member
The first three are from the "Dead Flowers" EP, which she issued in 2009. ("I Just Really Miss You", which she wrote with Texas artists Keith Gattis and Travis Howard, is one of my favourite tracks!)
"Mama I'm Alright" is from the "Kerosene" album

Yes its good song. I like the others as well.
 
Are these bonus songs or something.. Where did they come from? Does anyone know? I saw them in my recommendations on YouTube.


Take It Out On Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcQASGQphJ0

Nobody's Use To Be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwwiIFbLzEQ

Mama I'm Alright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk72tQb6D9c

Take It Out On Me, Nobody's Used To Be and I Just Really Miss You are from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There is also a song called Girl Like Me that is an iTunes Bonus Track from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
 

Zach1998

Active member
As of today Miranda has officially moved up to #1 on Mediabase with "Bluebird." When the chart finalizes on Sunday this will officially be her first Mediabase #1 since Automatic back in 2014. It also looks to top BB as well and will be her first BB airplay #1 since "Over You" back in 2012. So happy she was able to find radio success after they have been so hesitant to play her over the past few years.

Since I haven't posted in this thread I just wanted to say I absolutely love this album. Maybe it's Jay Joyce's production choices matched with the clever songwriting that make it for me. It sounds very much in the vein of Carrie's "Storyteller," very gritty which I loved. This album felt like a true "return to form" for Miranda after having a much different sound on TWOTW. Would love for Settling Down, Track Record, or Mess with My Head to be released next to try to continue her radio success.
 
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