Miranda Lambert Reveals ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Release Details
Miranda Lambert's new album will be titled The Weight of These Wings, and it will be dropping on Nov. 18. Lambert revealed the news by sharing a (rather cryptic) short video on social media on Tuesday (Sept. 13).
In the clip, which readers can watch above, Lambert is seated in her trailer, with her back to the camera. As the shot closes in, viewers see that she is writing something in a notebook. The message? "The Weight of These Wings. Nov. 18."
Lambert's previous album, Platinum, debuted in June of 2014. "Vice" is fans’ first taste of new music from Lambert and was written “at the exact time of the s–t hitting the fan,” the singer says, referencing her divorce from Blake Shelton in the summer of 2015.
“Sometimes when you’re going through something in your life, you may run to some things you shouldn’t and run from some things you shouldn’t,” she explains. “I think this song is an opportunity to just be honest and own it and say, ‘Yeah, I have some imperfections, and I live a life, and here and there I might get in a pickle.’ It’s not about one thing or another. Everybody has a vice they run to when they need comfort, and I think that’s what this song says.”
According to a press release, The Weight of These Wings was produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Eric Masse. Further details of Lambert’s upcoming new album have yet to be announced, but she is adamant that it will reflect what she’s gone through recently.
“Every record I’ve ever made has been a reflection of where I am right then in my life, however old I am. And I’ve never held back at all,” Lambert notes. “But this time, with what I happened to be going through in my life, being honest was never really a choice. Everybody knew anyway. So I just said, I’m gonna journal it, and — good days and bad days — use it for my art.”
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