After some teasing social media posts at the beginning of the week, Elle King and Miranda Lambert came through for fans on Friday with the release of their upbeat new song “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
Written by King and Martin Johnson, this song is Lambert and King’s second collaboration. They previously collaborated on an ACM award winning cover of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack, and Tenille Townes, all of whom toured together with King and Lambert on Lambert’s 2019 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour.
This track is more upbeat. It’s a passionate celebration of a night out where all you want to do is drop all your responsibilities and have some fun. With lyrics that highlight King and Lambert’s attitude and music that beautifully spotlights their unique vocals, this song is the ultimate party anthem. And how could it not be with a chorus that shouts:
“So bartender, take my keys / What do you want from me / Baby, I’m drunk / And I don’t wanna go home / Not staying in to fight / I’m staying out all night / Baby, I’m drunk and I don’t wanna go home,”
Then, as if the song itself was not amazing enough on its own, the music video that launched simultaneously brings the song to a whole other level.
It takes the pair back to 1986 for King’s wedding day, complete with ’80s wedding attire, big hair, caked on makeup, the whole ’80s shebang. Flashing between King and Lambert as bride and maid of honor and the duet performing at the reception in gorgeously fitted pastel suits, the video tells the story of the slightly trashy wedding from start to finish. Opening with the duo shocking family of the couple by smoking and drinking immediately before the wedding, we get to see Lambert spiking the punchbowl and avoiding her date at every opportunity while the rest of the guests get increasingly drunk and wild.
This video is not only perfectly suited to the song, but highlights King and Lambert’s attitude and style beautifully! If you have yet to check it out, you can watch it now below.
The song is the just what you need to rock out in your apartment and remember the days when this kind of partying was possible, or look forward to when we can party like this again. You can find the song on pretty much every streaming platform, with the whole list available here. So be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.