Miranda Lambert’s New Album, Palomino

On April 29, 2022 Miranda Lambert, one of the most famous country singers in the United States, released her eighth solo studio album, Palomino. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic she decided to take a break from touring and performing. She found the “boredom” began to fuel her songwriting efforts which made her more inspired to write her new solo album. Palomino marks her first solo album release since she released Wildcard in 2019. Wildcard won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. 

Each of her songs have different stories behind them. The first song she wrote was ‘Tourist.’ She wrote tourist because she has never actually got to be a tourist. She gets to tour around America to play music, but she doesn’t have much time to go look at scenery and tour popular places. She is also well known so everywhere she goes she has fans asking to take photos with her or get her autograph and for once she just wants to live and travel like a normal person can. 

“I have listened to Miranda Lambert since I was little, her songs have always been very meaningful and a good mix between happy and sad. My favorite song she wrote in this album was Tourist,” said freshman Morgan Meissner. 

Country 102.5 published an article where they interviewed Lambert and she said, “This is the song on the record I want to live out the most.” 

Another song Lambert released was ‘Geraldine’ which she named after a dog in a movie she watched called Heartworn Highways. This song is about a woman who is in love with a trapeze artist named Harlan Giovanni who doesn’t treat her right and is extremely mean to her. Miranda Lambert said she doesn’t think she will be able to perform the song live for a long time because of how the character is being treated and it hurts her to sing about it. 

These are just a few of her new songs, there are twelve others that are just as meaningful. Palomino also features a few songs that Miranda, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram put on their ACM Nominated Album Of The Year, The Marfa Tapes. Miranda decided to bring three songs from The Marfa Tapes over to Palomino, and says that she looks forward to performing her album live.Miranda Lambert: Palomino Album Review | Pitchfork