Shires "Blame It On The Mistletoe" (again)
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Shires "Blame It On The Mistletoe" (again)

Friday, December 16, 2022 – Amanda Shires dropped "Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)," out today on Thirty Tigers.

The single is a new version of the original irreverent track, "Blame It On The Mistletoe," from her 2021 holiday album, "For Christmas. "

"Blame It On The Mistletoe" was co-written by Shires and Brittney Spencer. The new version features Shires' producer and creative partner, Lawrence Rothman (Margo Price, Charli XCX, Kim Gordon, Courtney Love), plus a slate of multi-layered instrumentation.

Shires said she "wrote the song 'Blame It On the Mistletoe' with my good friend Brittney Spencer. We wrote it in the summertime, and we were thinking about holiday romance, holiday hook-ups, cozy warm feelings, and just the possibility of love or like or making that move. Sometimes you need a little instigation like mistletoe...or a cocktail. This new version features my friend Lawrence Rothman who helped me produce it. Their voice is very magical, and I think you're going to love it. Also, we added a few more instruments to it to make it more sparkly, more glittery, more Christmassy."

Earlier this year, Shires released "Take It Like A Man" on ATO. Produced by Rothman, the disc features husband Jason Isbell on guitar and guest vocals by Maren Morris and Spencer, the album is filled with revealing and autobiographical songs.

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