The countdown to Miranda Lambert’s new album release, “The Weight of These Wings,” continues with a snippet of the first track on the project’s second disc, titled “The Heart.” This one is a doozy titled, “Tin Man,” in which Miranda sings to the fictional, heartless character from “The Wizard of Oz.” As a way of singing about her pain, Miranda tells the Tin Man that having a heart isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
It’s certainly a creative way to sing about the affairs of the heart, which is truly Miranda’s favorite subject.
In this new clip, Miranda says, ” So much of what I love as a musician and songwriter, the music I listen to, has to do with heart.”
She then goes on to read the definitions of the word “heart”: 1) The hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. 2) The central or innermost part. 3) The essential or most vital part of something of someone.
It’s a further part of that definition that really stuck with Miranda.
“One of the subtitles under there said, ‘The seat of the intellect or the imagination,'” she says. “I love that imagination is connected with heart. I would think it’s just your creative brain going wild, but it really starts in your heart.”
Miranda bares her heart over 24 tracks on the new album, “The Weight of These Wings,” due out Nov. 18. Look for her to perform a song from the project on NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Nov. 17.