Monday, March 1, 2021
– Miranda Lambert and Elle King teamed up on "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)."
King wrote the song with Martin Johnson, who also produced the track, and was recorded in Nashville and New York pre-pandemic.
This is the second time the two female performers have recorded together with their first release "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack) going on to win the 2020 ACM Award for "Music Event of The Year." King also was a special guest on Lambert's 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour.
To accompany the track, the pair met up in Nashville to film an '80s-inspired wedding video starring King as the bride and Lambert as her maid of honor complete with a cameo from King's real-life fiancé as the groom. The video was shot in January by directing duo Running Bear.
King said, "The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship. Miranda is someone I have looked up to as a songwriter, musician, performer and human being for a long time. So our tumbleweed snowball story of getting to know each other is the ultimate real deal kinda thing. Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert. Our rowdy reputations proceed us, so who else could sing this song together besides us? Crawling out of such a crazy year, still full of so many unknowns, I ultimately couldn't think of another person I'd rather come out singin' and swingin' with than the most badass chick I know. Miranda."
Lambert said, "I think this fun song was born from our becoming friends over the last couple of years. We are new friends, but it really feels like we are old friends, and I felt like that immediately when I met her at one of her shows. Since then, we've toured together and sang on stage together, hung out and partied together, recorded together and so much more. This song just feels like the natural transition to the after party."