Miranda Lambert has partnered with a number of well known musicians over the years and while many have been country singers, her talents have no musical bounds. Lambert's latest collaboration involves punk-rock band Green Day and their song "Ordinary World,“ which appears on the band’s new album Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band.
The country singer and the band's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong have collaborated in the past, performing the Everly Brothers’ "When Will I Be Loved" at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Their latest duet originally appeared on Green Day' s 2016 LP Revolution Radio and shares its name with a 2016 film starring Armstrong as an aging punk rocker. Similar to the original, the tune is stripped down and remains mostly faithful to its predecessor, showcasing Lambert's sweet vocals and haunting harmonies. What may have seemed a strange pairing, the song's release has easily proved the compatibility of the two artists.
Listen to the tune in the clip below:
"Ordinary World” is one of two new songs on the 22-song God’s Favorite Band compilation, with the other being a never-before-released “Back in the USA.” The album is currently available on streaming services and for purchase everywhere.
Blessed are those who listen to God’s Favorite Band - the new greatest hits album is out everywhere now. Go stream or download the ultimate playlist of 22 hits including “Back In The USA" & “Ordinary World" ft. @MirandaLambert https://t.co/IFxiNgnuH4 pic.twitter.com/Hbaypfsy5A— Green Day (@GreenDay)November 17, 2017
Lambert is fresh off winning Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 CMA awards earlier this month and begins her 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour in January.