Release Date: May 7, 2021
Record label: Sony Music
Genre(s): Country, Americana, Contemporary Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop
With The Marfa Tapes, we witness a pop-country superstar retreat to the hillside and rediscover her roots. Surrounded by close friends, it's as warm and inviting as her work has ever sounded. Sometimes you have to escape yourself to discover who you actully are. That's sort of the impetus behind The Marfa Tapes, an album of raw country/folk songs that sound starkly different from anything we're used to hearing from a mainstream icon like Miranda Lambert.
No genre romanticizes the art of songwriting like country music, and The Marfa Tapes is a late-night love letter to its myth. Miranda Lambert, along with collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, headed to West Texas with just an acoustic guitar and some ideas in a notebook. They recorded these 15 songs by a ranch in the desert, documenting first takes, trading lead vocals, and figuring out harmonies.