Miranda Lambert is singing a brand-new tune!
On Monday, the country darling dropped her first single since splitting from former husband Blake Shelton last summer.
Co-written by Miranda along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, "Vice" addresses heartbreak and regret with lyrics like "Where the numb meets the lonely" and "Maybe I'm addicted to goodbyes."
The 32-year-old hinted that new music was on the way with a series of black-and-white photos posted to her social media accounts beginning on July 13, featuring close-up images of a record player, guitar, cigarettes and cowboy boots.
In an Instagram video announcing the arrival of "Vice," Miranda explains the inspiration behind the gritty song and how she hopes to reach fans who might be struggling to overcome a rough patch of their own.
"I just hope that everybody that hears it can kind of feel like they're not on an island," Miranda says of the track. "That we all have things in our life that aren't necessarily pleasant to talk about."
Miranda also touches upon how working on "Vice" was a cathartic experience.
"This song is just as honest as you can get about emotions, and letting raw emotions just live where they live until you move on to a happier place. It's kind of the cycle of life. We can't all be sunshine and roses every day," she says. "I think when you go through something in your life that's hard, you learn what you run to and what you run from and sometimes that comes full circle."
Her process appears to have worked.
Just one day before releasing "Vice," Miranda shared a sweet Instagram photo of herself and beau Anderson East giving each other a gentle kiss.
Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy!" she
The couple made their red carpet debut back in April at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville.
-- Erin Biglow