In a new interview with Billboard, Miranda Lambert has revealed why she doesn’t use her music to speak out on political issues.
“It’s so divided [in politics], you can’t win anyway — and what are you winning? For someone to agree with you, and now you’ve spoken your piece and pissed off many other people, just for one person to go, ‘She’s right’? It doesn’t do any good,” she explains.
Lambert believes that her platform as a musician serves a bigger purpose. With all of the world’s current troubles, people need an escape. Music, like her platinum-selling project The Weight Of These Wings, is a means of moving outside of those issues. People need a way to turn the world off for awhile, and music has that power.
Lambert says she feels like it’s not her place to try and sway anyone into thinking like she does.
“I just want to believe what I believe and be happy, and people can believe what they believe,” she says. “I don’t ever want to push my opinion on someone because I don’t want them pushing their opinion on me.”
While pushing her political views on others will never be a main focus, there is one thing she does believe in forcing to move forward.
“If I get a door kicked open, I want to hold it open for the girls coming behind me,” she says. “I’m writing and singing songs that count. I want to do a good job of holding up my end of the deal, which is lifting up other singer-songwriters.”