Miranda Lambert just announced her first release as an independent artist. A collaboration with Leon Bridges called “If You Were Mine” is coming next week.
The love song will be available on June 6. It’s the first of what the country singer teased as several collaborations she’s working on.
A press release paints the song as coming from the perspective of.two people loving each other from a distance. They dream of the ways they’d love on the objects of their affection, if given the chance.
In March, Lambert revealed she’d split from Sony Music Nashville, her longtime record label home.
One month later, she characterized being an independent artist as “inspiring.”
At the 2023 ACM Awards, Lambert performed “Carousel,” a song from her Palomino album.
Bridges is a 33-year-old soul singer from Atlanta. His albums have been earning critical acclaim since 2015, and he’s crossed genres. In 2018, Luke Combs teamed up with him for an episode of CMT Crossroads — a duet of “Beyond” is particularly impressive.
Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure helped Lambert write this new song. “If You Were Mine” is not committed to an upcoming album, and Lambert has not closed the door on signing with another record label. Her Vanner Records imprint carries this new song.