Miranda Lambert will release a new single, "Automatic," on Wednesday (Feb. 5). The track is the lead single from a new album expected later this year.
Lambert drew on her personal experiences to co-write "Automatic," which details early memories like using pay phones, recording country countdowns on cassettes and driving to Dallas to buy an Easter dress. She wrote the song with Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby.
"'Automatic' is a song about the good life," Lambert said. "It's about slowing down, taking a breath and remembering what it's like to live life a little more simply. It's not about going back, but reminiscing about what it was like to hang laundry on the line and wait for it to dry and my dad teaching me how to drive my '55 Chevy that I still have but don't drive nearly enough."
She added, "The song brings back good memories, and it reminds me to take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun."
Lambert's prior album, Four the Record, was released in 2011 and featured the singles "Baggage Claim," "Over You," "Fastest Girl in Town," "Mama's Broken Heart" and "All Kinds of Kinds."
Her other recent projects include the Pistol Annies' 2013 album, Annie Up, as well as a hit duet with Keith Urban, "We Were Us."
"It's always exciting and little bit nerve-wracking to release a new album," Lambert said. "We've been writing and recording since last summer, and I'm ready for the fans to hear my new music."