It was a year in the making and one that followed what Miranda Lambert even says was one of the hardest times of her life. But, the result is Miranda’s most personal, thoughtful, painful and exciting album to date — “The Weight of These Wings.”
If you haven’t picked up a copy of the new collection yet, it is a 24-track double-disc set. One disc is titled “The Nerve, while the other is “The Heart.” And in a new Instagram video, Miranda talks a bit about how the project came about and why she chose to release a double album.
After her divorce from Blake Shelton, Miranda returned to Music City from the home they shared in Oklahoma. She immersed herself in Nashville’s rich songwriting community, and she came bearing a bounty of inspiration, sadly from her own experience.
“When I got here, I had a lot of fuel,” she says. “I was going through probably one of the hardest times of life, so what better to do than use that pain for your art, and so I just dove in as hard as I could and I wrote about 72 songs and these 24 showed themselves to be what needed to be said right now.”
Now, in Miranda’s defense, the album isn’t all about heartbreak, pain and sadness. Remember, she also met her handsome fella, Anderson East, during that time. They even collaborated on “The Weight of These Wings,” co-writing “Getaway Driver” and singing a duet on “Pushin’ Time.” Both of those songs show up on “The Nerve” disc.
Miranda co-wrote seven of the 12 songs on “The Nerve” and wrote her current single, “We Should Be Friends,” by herself. She co-wrote all 12 tracks on “The Heart.”