“Smokin’ and Drinkin'”
Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town
Written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally
Despite its title, Miranda Lambert’s “Smokin’ And Drinkin'” is not a rousing drinking party anthem. Instead, it is a quiet, wistful look back at the past.
With vocal support from Little Big Town, Lambert sounds like their lead, though modest, singer as they wax nostalgic about how “smokin’ and drinkin’ gets you thinkin’ about the one that got away.”
“Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” the fourth single from Platinum, is easily the most sonically unassuming single of Lambert’s career. In fact, it is so laid back that it may require multiple listens before it has a chance to grow on you. However, it is a pleasant, if not melancholy, drinking song that provides a nice juxtaposition to, and reprieve from, a string of raucous carefree party songs.