Miranda Lambert’s 2014 record-breaking release Platinum was filled with sassy, strong and in-your-face songs. It helped cement her as country music’s resident badass female, and for good reason. But there’s more to Lambert than just great kiss-off anthems.
Her highly-anticipated double album, The Weight of These Wings, will feature more introspective tracks and tackle topics that hit close to home. Written by Lambert, Natalie Hemby and Liz Rose, “Keeper of the Flame” is a surprising cut that honors both those who got her here and the next generation of great artists.
It’s a message that’s meant to travel right to the ears of Lambert’s youngest fans, many of whom hope to one day be just as great of a storyteller. “I’m not doing it for the glory, but for those little pilot lights waiting to ignite, like fireflies in the rain,” she sings gracefully.
Through each line, you can easily feel a range of emotions, from pain, hope and inspiration, that culminate into something wonderfully authentic. It’s just one more sampling of her latest work that shows just how far she’s come since “Me and Charlie Talking.”
The Weight of These Wings is set for release on Nov. 18. Next year, you can catch her on the 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour with Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers.