Miranda Lambert Pushes Start on ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’

Superstar also drops new track, 'Locomotive.'

Written by Chris Parton
Miranda Lambert Pushes Start on ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’
Miranda Lambert; Photo credit: Ben Tusi

Miranda Lambert returns with a steady-handed tribute to the idea that time heals all wounds in her new single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash.”

Featuring a string-bending electric guitar hook and Lambert’s signature vocal attitude, the roots-rocking anthem is all about letting go of the trouble in your past — a topic that’s been close to the front of the superstar’s mind in recent years. Speaking in an audio liner about the track on her record label’s website, Lambert explains the optimistic track’s inspiration.

“So I wrote ‘All Comes Out In The Wash’ with The Love Junkies, some of my favorite people to write with; Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey,” she says. “I had the title for a while written down in my phone and we like to talk about girly things and things going on in life and we write together. So I feel like this song is just kinda a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of or seen or you know, something that has happened in all of our lives, and realizing that when you have something in your life that’s a little unclean at times or hurtful or you know, a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass and it all comes out in the wash. You know, that’s something that all our moms would say to us when we were little, ‘let’s not worry about a stain.’ So, I’m really proud of it. It’s really a fun song.”

“It all come out, all come out in the wash / It all come out, all come out in the wash / Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got / You take the sin, and the men, and you throw them all in and you put that sucker on spin,” goes the sudsy chorus.

Meanwhile, the Grammy winning Texas native has also released her hard charging “country punk-rock” track “Locomotive,” a runaway train of tough talking lyrics, blazing guitar solos and pounding drums. Lambert debuted the track on stage at Nissan Stadium during the 2019 CMA Music Festival, and decided to release it alongside her new single in response to overwhelming fan demand.

The Texas native hopes to release a new album by fall, and told Billboard it will feature a collaboration with a friend “that’s really fun and exciting.”

“It All Comes Out in the Wash” is Lambert’s first single since 2018’s “Keeper of the Flame.” Although she sent two tracks from her acclaimed double album, The Weight of These Wings, into Platinum-certified Top 15 territory on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2016 and 2017 (“Vice” and “Tin Man”), the superstar hasn’t cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay radio chart since 2014 with “Somethin’ Bad” (featuring Carrie Underwood).

Lambert is currently on the road for a summer full of fair and festival dates, and will embark on her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019 with an all-female cast of special guests including Maren Morris, Elle King, Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack this fall.