Typically feisty and sassy in nature, Miranda Lambert’s new single about her recent divorce with ex-husband Blake Shelton, “Vice,” is the polar opposite. A bit melancholy and solemn, “Vice” is a traditional, heartbroken, genuine and feelings-fueled country ballad.
She tells Billboard, “I’m nervous as hell. I’ve been hunkered down for a year, writing, recording, trying to live a normal life, and getting ready for a new album. No one’s heard from me. I’ve been pretty silent all this time. And now that I’m coming [out] with a song, it does make me nervous, and I hope that people are respectful of it and understand what I’ve been doing…I feel like the right thing to do was just come out with something really honest.”
“Vice” isn’t about seeking revenge or slandering her ex-husband, rather, its result provides a sense of closure and inner peace. With an acapella intro, deep and steady drum beat and electric rhythm guitar, the single undeniably shows off her soulful, southern and rock-driven genuine talent. You can listen to the new track here.