Miranda Lambert, ‘Two of a Crime’ [Listen]
Miranda Lambert’s song “Two of a Crime” from the movie Hot Pursuit isn’t a duet with Sophia Vergara, but the Colombian-American actress certainly influenced it. Spanish horns and rhythms back Lambert as she sings her new gal-pal song.
Aside from the Latin arrangement, “Two of a Crime” sounds like something that could fit neatly into her catalog. “Red rose on painted lips / Putting on Chanel / Packing Parliaments / Side by side like fuzzy dice / If looks could kill we’d be doing time,” Lambert sings over a stormy, lengthy introduction.
A sparse drum beat drives the song, but Lambert’s melody at the chorus is what will hook fans when the movie’s soundtrack comes out. The film also stars Reese Witherspoon as a novice police officer who must protect a drug dealer’s widow (Vergara) from criminals and dirty cops.
“We’re a deadly combination, you and me / The way I play it cool / And you bring the heat / But I got your back and I know that you got mine / That makes us two of a crime,” Lambert sings at the chorus.
The film is a comedy, and Lambert’s song is anything but heavy. “Two of a Crime” leaves plenty of room for action should producers choose to feature it prominently in the film, which hits theaters on May 8.
Why Fans Will Love It: The arrangement captures the spirit of the movie as much as her lyrics.
Key Lyrics: “We’re a deadly combination, you and me / The way I play it cool / And you bring the heat / But I got your back and I know that you got mine / That makes us two of a crime.”
Did You Know?: Miranda Lambert has one acting credit to her name. She played Lacey Ford on NBC's Law & Order SVU in 2012.
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