Miranda Lambert On Her New Album: ‘I’m Like A Basket Case’

Written by Lauren Laffer
Miranda Lambert On Her New Album: ‘I’m Like A Basket Case’

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With four No.1 albums under her belt, one would think Miranda Lambert was confident in what she was doing. But no, the “Mama’s Broken Heart” singer is feeling the pressure more than ever with her fifth album.

“I freak out every time. I’m like a basket case when it’s time to make a record,” she tells AZ Central. “I get so nervous as to ‘Is this gonna work? Is this gonna be the album that stops selling, that stops getting nominated?’ I know that I can’t live like that. I can’t do my whole career like that. But it definitely crosses my mind.”

Despite how successful her critically-acclaimed Four The Record album was, Lambert says the new one will be different. “I think I’m just gonna have fun because I’ve been serious a lot,” she adds. “I’ve written songs about killing people and sad songs, and I really want to do a tour that’s just a lot of fun, so I want to do an album with more fun songs.”

But Lambert fans, don’t worry. You’ll still hear the same Miranda you fell in love with. “To me, playing it safe is when it will end. I have never played it safe. I don’t go into the studio going ‘I’m gonna be different’ or ‘I’m gonna do something crazy.’ I just do what I like. And if it’s not safe, well, that has to be what it is. I’m always gonna do that. If I write a song I love, I cut it. It is just that simple.”

The singer will hit the studio in August to start recording the new album. Until then, she’ll be super busy with her summer schedule, including taking over dates originally planned for the Pistol Annies.