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Miranda Lambert just released a new single that is going to have everyone talking Becky Fluke/Sony Music Nashville
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The lead-up to Miranda Lambert’s new single, “Vice,” has been extensive, filled with clues such as intriguing Instagram pics and titillating tweets that had fans wondering – would Miranda’s new music give anyone a clue to what exactly happened between her and ex-husband Blake Shelton?

And on July 18, we got our answer.

Well, sort of.

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With the song lyrics including lines such as “maybe I’m addicted to goodbyes” to “sweet salvation on a dining room table” to “another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn’t crawl,” it wouldn’t be surprising for many fans to jump to the conclusion that Miranda herself might be telling her very own story of regret. Yet, this song could just as easily tell a story of a fictional woman who’s on a scary downward spiral, dreamed up by Miranda and her team of co-writers, including Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, and producers Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Eric Masse.

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And therein lies the beauty of country music – we might never know.

What we do know is “Vice” is a hauntingly beautiful ballad that takes Miranda into a whole new smoky and sultry stratosphere both lyrically and sonically. It also is leaving fans craving more for what her new album might sound like — especially if this song is any indication.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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