Miranda Lambert returns to her country rock roots on “Locomotive”

    It dropped alongside “It All Comes Out in the Wash.”

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    Miranda Lambert at the 2017 CMA Festival. Image: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

    Miranda Lambert has made her solo comeback with two brand-new singles: the country pop cut “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and the rock-tinged “Locomotive.”

    “Locomotive” is a high-energy country rock track that recalls the singer’s 2005 debut album, Kerosene. Over fiery electric guitar riffs and bluesy harmonica runs, Lambert sings about married life and having a husband who “gives her wings.”

    “I’m really excited about [‘Locomotive’],” Lambert told Billboard. “This record has a lot of little rock ’n’ roll influences in it. I think spending a lot of time in New York City kind of brought that into my art. I’ve also been on a huge rock ’n’ roll kick lately. I’ve been on a Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin kick, so I think some of that’s reflected as well.”

    The infectious “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” co-written by the singer and songwriting trio the Love Junkies, is a light-hearted honky tonk tune that references A1 steak sauce and laundry detergent brand Tide. “Had a fancy dinner at your mother-in-law’s / Spilled A1 sauce on her table cloth, don’t sweat it / A Tide stick will get it,” Lambert sings.

    The double-release is Lambert’s first new solo music since her 2016 LP, The Weight of These Wings. Last year, she reunited with her Pistol Annie bandmates—Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley—to release the group’s third studio album, Interstate Gospel, which features songs like “Got My Name Changed Back” and “Sugar Daddy.”

    Stream “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and “Locomotive” here: