"I want to do an album with more fun songs."

On the heels of Annie Up, her new album released last month with the Pistol AnniesMiranda Lambert shows no sign of slowing down. In a recent interview, she revealed that she’ll be heading back to the studio this August to work on the follow-up to her 2011 solo album Four the Record.

Naturally, she promises a release that’s “fun”–and one that is anything but “safe.”

“To me, playing it safe is when it will end. I have never played it safe,” she told AZ Central. “I don’t go into the studio going ‘I’m gonna be different’ or ‘I’m gonna do something crazy.’ I just do what I like. And if it’s not safe, well, that has to be what it is. I’m always gonna do that. If I write a song I love, I cut it. It is just that simple.”

Lambert went on to explain that she’ll be leaving her serious side behind on her next release.

“I’m going into the studio in August to make my fifth solo album,” she said. “And I think I’m just gonna have fun because I’ve been serious a lot. I’ve written songs about killing people and sad songs, and I really want to do a tour that’s just a lot of fun, so I want to do an album with more fun songs. And I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’ll definitely have my serious Miranda Lambert-style songs, but everything I’m listening to now that I’m liking is kind of a jam that you could listen to driving around on back roads or on your boat.”

One album in particular that’s fueling her fun side isn’t too surprising: husband Blake Shelton‘s latest release Based on a True Story…

“I really love Blake’s new record,” she said. “It’s fun and I think that’s one thing that got me thinking about that. He’s such a fun guy. It’s like he’s constantly waiting, on edge, to laugh at every turn and that’s how his record is. So I’m kind of inspired by that.”

Lambert hasn’t released any additional details on when fans can expect her fifth solo album.

– Annie Reuter, Radio.com


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