The just-released music video for Miranda Lambert's latest single, "Vice," hits all the right notes.
The clip — pretty artsy for a country song — starts with a brutal car wreck, as Miranda walks away from it slowly.
Could the wreck be symbolic of her marriage to Blake Shelton, which clearly inspired some of the lyrics in the song? She emerges from the car and begins shedding remnants of her past as she starts anew.
"The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing, ... Of learning to be honest .... Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles," she explained of the song when it first dropped. "Finding peace in dark places ... having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings... All of them. I got to know my guitars...became friends with a pencil and paper ... Used melodies to lead me places I had never been."
"We can't all be sunshine and roses everyday and sometimes when we're not, we find things that make us feel better at the moment," she continued. "That's what a vice is."
"I just hope that everybody who hears it, can kind of feel like they're not on an island. That we all have things in our life that aren't necessarily pleasant to talk about," she added. "This song is about as honest as you can get about emotions, and letting raw emotions live where they live until you move onto a happier place."
While it starts in a dark place, the video ends with driving off in a shiny, new, self-driving vehicle, hopefully headed for greener pastures.