Miranda Lambert Shares ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Album Artwork
The album cover for The Weight of These Wings is gold and features a black-and-white photo of Lambert, holding a guitar case, standing in front of a pair of wrought-iron wings. The album's title appears above the photo in script, while Lambert's name appears below it in a fancy, all-caps font.
Lambert first announced The Weight of These Wings in mid-September, using an Instagram video to reveal the album's title and release date, Nov. 18. The singer's previous album, Platinum, debuted in June of 2014. Lambert's current single, “Vice,” is fans’ first taste of new music and was written “at the exact time of the s–t hitting the fan,” the star 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.”
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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