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.
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.
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.