Miranda Lambert Covers Billboard, Admits She Has Natural ‘Angst’
Miranda Lambert is going on six months of being Mrs. Blake Shelton. One might wonder: Will her forthcoming album, 'Four the Record,' be filled with love songs that capture her current state of mind as a blissfully in love newlywed? Probably not.
"I have that angst naturally," Lambert says in the latest issue of Billboard magazine. "I always lean toward a sad song or an angry song more than a love song, but now that I am happy and in love and married, I can have the perspective of both."
Her new record is set to hit stores on November 1, and it marks the singer's fourth studio album. The album comes hot on the heels of Lambert's highly successful album, 'Revolution,' which spawned the No. 1 hit singles 'White Liar,' 'Only Prettier,' 'Heart Like Mine,' and the award-winning blockbuster smash 'The House That Built Me.'
"I went into [making 'Four the Record'] without a plan," Lambert says. "I figured that I'm not going to make 'Revolution' again, and I really shouldn't. Part of being an artist is evolving and reinventing yourself, so I went into the studio with an open mind and let the songs lead the way. That's why there's everything on this record from rock to blues to country-all my musical influences. I listened to a lot of Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Willie [Nelson] and Waylon [Jennings] growing up."
"This album has something for everyone," she continues. "You can't just listen to the first single, 'Baggage Claim,' and go, 'That's what the album sounds like.' Different people will have different favorite songs, and that's what I like about it. I can reach the mass audience if I come from different perspectives on every song."
Lambert is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards. She took home honors for that category last year, as well as Academy of Country Music honors for the past two years. The 2011 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 8:00PM ET on ABC.