This is a very cleverly written song, kicking off with the best opening line in recent memory: “Who’d have guessed that Aqua Net could start a fire with a single cigarette?”
What follows is a wry warning to all men who would underestimate the craziness that might be unleashed by a seemingly tame woman, should you decide to cross her.
Rimes turns in a typically wonderful vocal performance, coming off like an uptown Miranda Lambert. But then again, what “Crazy Women” could really use is a little more of that Lambert grit. The backing track lacks the frenetic energy that the lyric demands.
If she had done this a bit more in the vein of her “Swingin'” cover from earlier this year, it could’ve been a career high point. But it’s a darn good single, nonetheless.
Written by Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Shane McAnally
Listen: Crazy Women