Interview: Miranda Lambert Tackles Honesty and Aging On ‘Platinum’
Like everybody else, Miranda Lambert has her good days and she has her bad. Sure she’s a household name, having released five standout albums, earned numerous No. 1 hits and won a whole bookshelf of awards, including the coveted ACM Award for Female Vocalist of the Year the past five years in a row. Not to mention the fact that she’s married to all-around country celebrity Blake Shelton.
Yet with all the success and spotlight, Lambert remains true to her roots and her first true love: country music. And that passion and honesty can be heard clearly on Lambert’s latest studio album Platinum, which dropped this past Tuesday (June 3).
“I’ve been so blessed in my career to be able to sing the songs and write the songs that I really believe in,” Lambert told Radio.com earlier this week. “A lot of people have struggled to keep going. I feel so lucky to always write songs like ‘Bathroom Sink’ and for people to come up and go, ‘Hey, I really relate to that.’ It’s not an easy thing to do, to lay your heart out there.”
“Bathroom Sink” is one of the eight tracks Lambert wrote on the record and the sole track she didn’t have a co-writer on. A song about staring at her own reflection in the bathroom sink and detailing the insecurities every woman faces from time to time, Lambert said it’s the most honest song on Platinum.