I love when artists do songs specifically for movies. That’s what Miranda Lambert did for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon film, Hot Pursuit.
I hope that title is a little tip of the cap to Smokey And The Bandit, but that’s another story.
Anyway, let’s check out this new song.
Two Of A Crime – Miranda Lambert
So the song apparently kind of follows the movie line, which sees Reese team up with an unlikely partner to solve some kind of issue. Reese is the stick-in-the-mud and by-the-rules cop and the partner is a much more loose-living and maybe even a criminal.
But sometimes you get people like that together and things kind of click. It doesn’t have to make sense. It just has to work.
So that’s pretty much what the lyrics are about. You have two people here that are seeing that they’re made for each other in the way that it is for maybe bending the law a little bit. But they each push each other a little bit and it kind of creates a normal.
But I think the groove of the song fits pretty well too. It’s not an all-out song that is uptempo and crazy. But it’s also not a ballad, which obviously wouldn’t really fit at least in this context.
Instead it’s kind of laid back. It feels kind of like a friendship song and one that’s catchy and should work well in the movie.
I don’t know if it will be a huge hit, but you never know. I always like to see artists try songs for movies. The number one song out in the music world right now is See You Again for Furious 7. So if you do these movie songs right you can have big time success even if you’re a country artist.
What do you think?
CML Points: 84/100