Miranda Lambert's new song is obviously inspired by her heartbreak
Miranda Lambert celebrated the success of her newest single “Vice” on Instagram today. The song is an obvious tribute to the heartbreak she felt after her divorce from Blake Shelton and the way that she had to heal herself afterwards.
In the caption of the photo, which shows her single at the top of the charts on iTunes, Lambert wrote, "The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing, ... Of learning to be honest .… Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places ... having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings... All of them."
She continued by saying, "I got to know my guitars...became friends with a pencil and paper ... Used melodies to lead me places I had never been.... Made music with my friends. Because music is medicine. This means the world to me. Thank you for joining me on this journey."
There’s an authenticity to the way Lambert is dealing with the divorce that makes her so much more admirable. She’s stayed pretty quiet about the entire thing, only letting her feelings out through song. She doesn’t want to parade her new relationship around in front of the whole world, nor does she pretend that she wasn’t devastated when it happened.
That kind of openness and honesty is what attracts music fans and is no doubt what helped her get to No. 1.
The song, with lyrics like, "Another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn't crawl out of at 7 a.m., with shoes in my hand. Said I wouldn't do it, but I did it again and I know I'll be back tomorrow night,” prove that Lambert isn’t scared to show the terrible side of heartbreak, along with sharing her new happiness.
She and Shelton aren’t asking anyone to take sides in their divorce, but if they did, this song puts me squarely on Team Lambert.