Miranda Lambert has released a new acoustic version of her 2017 song “Tin Man,” which serves as another preview of her upcoming album The Marfa Tapes.
“Tin Man” first appeared on Lambert’s sixth studio album The Weight of These Wings and was penned by the singer and The Marfa Tapes collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
The trio’s new version reimagines “Tin Man” as a gorgeous stripped-down track containing an astonishing vocal performance from Lambert. The natural sounds of their open-air recording studio in Marfa, Texas bleed into the track at times, adding to the song’s rustic aesthetic. The song also concludes with off-the-cuff dialogue between Lambert, Ingram and Randall, where they assure her the recording was fine, though her “strings were buzzing.”
“Recorded in Marfa, TX. They’re raw. You can hear the wind blowing, the cows mooing…” Lambert said of The Marfa Tapes in a previous statement. “We wanted you to feel like you were right there with us, sitting around the campfire, escaping the world, disappearing into the music.”
Just yesterday night, Lambert won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album for her 2019 record Wildcard. She performed her single “Bluebird” at the ceremony. Two weeks ago, Lambert guested on Elle King’s single “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
The Marfa Tapes, whose 15-song tracklist will also include “In His Arms,” will arrive on May 7. Listen to “Tin Man” here: