Two of country music's leading ladies are coming together for an explosive collaboration that will have the front rowing inching backwards. Well, according to Miranda Lambert, her upcoming rock duet with Carrie Underwood, appropriately titled "Something Bad," is a "force" to be reckoned with.
"Singing with Carrie Underwood is very, very intimidate," Lambert tells Associated Press about the song, which is featured on her forthcoming set "Platinum," out June 3. "She is an amazing vocalist. I'm a big fan of hers."
She adds, "Asking her to do this was nerve racking. I sent her this long blabbing email about if she wanted to sing on the record: it could be cool but maybe she didn't want to and if she liked the song but she didn't have to like the song. When I sent it, I thought, 'this sounds ridiculous.'"
Both singers have led the charge for the mainstream style, and while Underwood and Lambert have collaborated in a live setting, they have never teamed up for a single recording. "Two girls, from Texas and Oklahoma, that are living their dream right now," Lambert gushes. "We're really rocking in country music. If you're sitting on the front row, you might want to scoot back."
"It's a force, you know what I mean?" she laughs. "It just feels exciting. I'm ready to rock. Singing with Carrie really pushes me. It's been too long since two girls in our genre have come together like that, especially on a song that's kind of in your face."
Hinting at the song eventually becoming a single release, Lambert teases, "I'm hoping she'll come to the dark side and blow something up or set something on fire in the video."
On Monday (March 10), Lambert unveiled her "Platinum" album cover, a stunning portrayal of the superstar all in black. "From the day you kinda go I need to start looking for songs and writing songs, it feels like no matter how much time you have, you're rushed," Lambert said of the 16-track record. "And so I didn't want to rush it at all. To me it's all about timing and making sure that you can feel like you can finally sit there and go, OK, the album's done, and never have a moment where you go, I wish we could change that or I wish we had a different song."
Confirmed cuts for the album also include "All The Whiskey You Can Drink" (Lambert, Lori McKenna), "Babies Making Babies" (Nicole Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Jimmy Robbins) and "Hard Staying Sober" (Hemby, Luke Laird, Lambert).
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