Miranda Lambert Opens Up About ‘Spiritual Moment’ Re-Recording Gritty ‘Tin Man’ Version for ‘Marfa Tapes’

by Jacklyn Krol

Miranda Lambert is speaking out about her new recording of “Tin Man.” If you haven’t listened to it, it’s about as raw and authentic as we’ve heard from the Texas-born superstar.

Lambert re-recorded the song for her upcoming collaborative album, The Marfa Tapes. Miranda Lambert co-wrote the song with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, two musicians she made the entire album with. The new rendition is stripped back and achingly haunting. The new version features solely Lambert’s vocals and the acoustic guitar.

“‘Tin Man‘ is – was such a special song for me,” she shared in an interview with Sony Music Nashville. “At the time that we wrote it and what I was going through in my life. You know having written it with two friends who were really there for me when I needed some strength you know. And, re-recording ‘Tin Man’ acoustic in Marfa kind of brought back all those emotions and it was a really kind of spiritual moment.”

Miranda Lambert’s original recording of “Tin Man” was first released on her 2016 double record, The Weight of These Wings. Although it was not a radio hit, the song still received fan and critical success. Additionally, it was the ACM Song of the Year and also received nominations for Grammy and CMA Awards.

Miranda Lambert on ‘The Marfa Tapes’

Every single song on the upcoming record was written by the songwriting trio over the last six years. They chose to write in Marfa, Texas to get away from all of the noise and focus on music.

“We’ve been going out there to sort of disappear from the world and create this music,” Miranda Lambert said. “And out in West Texas, it just kind of feels like the songs fall out of the sky and it’s just a beautiful place, you know, and a long history of friendship between the three of us.”

Furthermore, they recorded the record while outside experiencing the great outdoors. They sat around a fire and sang their parts in a singular microphone.

Prior to “Tin Man,” the trio released their debut single as a collective with “In His Arms.” The trio co-wrote it during sunset complete with cows mooing in the background. The song is similar in nature to the re-recording of “Tim Man” as it has an authentic country vibe. In addition, the group agrees that the song “just kind of fell out of the sky.”

Finally, The Marfa Tapes releases on May 7.