Miranda Lambert is singing about regrettable hook-ups in her new song, "Vice," her first song since the release of Platinum two years ago.
Co-written with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, the song details her weaknesses as she easily goes home with a dude she knew better about. "Another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn't crawl out of," she sings. "At 7 a.m, with shoes in my hand said I wouldn't do it, but I did it again / And I know I'll be back tomorrow night."
The down-tempo country tune has a bit of a spacey vibe, with a celestial synth sweeping in the background as Lambert croons her ballad. A guitar riff seems to echo from a distant planet toward the end of the song, making the the whole ditty seem a lot more isolated and lonely. The vinyl crackle at the beginning of the tune adds to the feeling that Lambert's not in the same plane as us, but perhaps living in the past.
Of course, people are going to point out that "Vice" is Lambert's first song since her divorce with Blake Shelton, just as they did when Shelton released "Came Here To Forget" earlier this year. But apply that context as you will, and for now, enjoy a country tune that's really well done.