“I’m so ready for the fans to hear it,” says Lambert. “‘Baggage Claim’ is such a groovy song and I’m glad it’s the first single. But just like Revolution, not one song represents the whole album. There are ‘All Kinds Of Kinds’ of music on the record, and I’m so excited for it to get out there.”
Lambert wrote or co-wrote six of the album’s 14 tracks, including the current single “Baggage Claim,” which features Josh Kelley singing backup and Steve Winwood on B-3 organ. The song has become one of the fastest rising of Lambert’s career and is currently at No. 14 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. Another highlight is a duet with husband Blake Shelton on “Better In The Long Run,” which was penned by Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Gordie Sampson. Lambert’s friend Brandi Carlile wrote the song “Same Old You,” on which she also provided backing vocals.
“To me, part of having a long career is to keep reinventing yourself, keep reinventing your music, and make it fresh,” adds Lambert. “And it’s kind of crazy to think that I’m on my fourth record, and after what Revolution did for my career, I was nervous, but what am I gonna do? So I just started writing, started collecting songs, finding songs, and listening to artists, and I just found that I’m gonna just let the music lead it. I just think I followed my heart.”
A Limited Deluxe Edition of Four The Record will also be available on release day, and includes a bonus song as well as a DVD featuring Miranda sharing stories behind each song.