RCA Nashville artist Miranda Lambert has had some rather astounding career milestones. She is the first female artist to win ACM Female Artist Of The Year seven times in a row. Lambert can also add Grammy winner to her list of accomplishments. She is one of the top female artists in country music, which is why her sixth studio album is so anticipated by her rabid fans. On July 18 Lambert released her first single from the upcoming album and it was exactly how we all imagined it would be.
“Vice” is a mid-tempo track where the vocals outshine the melody. It’s vivid, deep and somewhat dreary. The electronic background noise gives off a cryptic feel. It’s a story of heartbreak, however, this time around there is so much hurt that reckless behavior and dangerous vices are sought after. Lambert sings, “All dressed up in a pretty black label, sweet salvation on a dining room table waiting on me where the numb meets the lonely. It’s gone before it ever melts the ice, another vice.” It’s almost an exact portrait of Randy Houser’s “Anything Goes” except from a female’s stance. There is nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned and Lambert sings nonchalantly about finding salvation within her vices.
“Vice” was written by Lambert, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Brilliantly written and delivered, “Vice” is an emotionless and careless tune. Lambert sings it perfectly with her “Oh Well” attitude. It’s a beautiful disaster of a story. Honesty pours from Lambert’s vocals like a fountain. A touch of brutal frankness mixed with acknowledgement of her past mistakes, Lambert dishes out a victory with “Vice.”
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Miranda Lambert’s brand new single “Vice” is now available on iTunes.