Miranda Lambert will release “Automatic,” the lead single from her upcoming album, to country radio on February 5. Co-written by Miranda, Nicolle Gaylon and Natalie Hemby, the autobiographical song covers the days of pay phones, learning to drive a stick shift, driving to Dallas to buy an Easter dress, recording the country countdown on her cassette recorder and more.
“‘Automatic’ is a song about the good life,” Miranda said. “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. 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.”
“Automatic” is Miranda’s first single in eight months. Her new album will be released later this year. “It’s always exciting and little bit nerve-wracking to release a new album,” she said. “We’ve been writing and recording since last summer and I’m ready for the fans to hear my new music.”
Miranda will join Jason Aldean for select stadium dates on his Burn It Down Tour later this year.