Miranda Lambert Spills Stories Behind Several Tracks on ‘Platinum’
Miranda Lambert's upcoming album 'Platinum' is one of the most highly anticipated records of the year. The magical release day, June 3, is still a couple months out, but Lambert has shared stories behind several of the tracks, giving fans something to munch on in the meantime.
The 16-track album is intended to "make up a picture," says the songstress, adding that it's full of humor, nostalgia, femininity, and girl power. With that in mind, it's even more exciting to hear that the song subjects include tabloids and self-image.
The sassy songstress tells Spin, "I think it does it in a fun way, though. It happens, and it's happening a lot, lot more to Blake and I than ever before, and I thought it was a really smart take on how it happens, and I definitely don't want people to think I'm comparing us to Priscilla and Elvis in any stretch of the imagination."
Also included on 'Platinum' is the Carrie Underwood duet ('Something Bad is described as sounding like Aerosmith), a western swing collaboration with the Time Jumpers, and a song called 'Bathroom Sink' that addresses the pressure women face to look good, whether they're a country star or not.
"It's definitely more pressure on women, and we put so much pressure on ourselves to look a certain way, to look like other women," explains the songstress. "It's hard; some days you do feel beautiful, and then someone will knock you down with a mean comment. It's exhausting. Weight issues, fake lashes and tanning, and all the stuff that goes into just going out into public sometimes. I wish I could just not do it for a day and see what happens."
It's a song that definitely speaks to females, and Lambert has played it for several girlfriends, who resoundingly relate to the song.
Her newest album is ultimately a reflection of Lambert learning more about herself. Newly crowned as an ecstatic 30-year-old, she laughs, "I'm actually really excited to be 30 -- I'm looking forward to getting smarter. In your twenties, you're kind of running around trying to figure out who you are and screaming out, "Listen to me, I have something to say!" So all of this reflection on my record, it's in a positive way, trying to learn more about myself."