Miranda Lambert tries to escape her demons in her moody and artistic new video for “Vice.”
Directed by Trey Fanjoy, the video shows Lambert escaping a car crash before roaming through the small town of Smithville, Texas. Subsequently, she finds herself facing an array of vices before eventually finding herself at a literal crossroads.
Lambert leaves the viewer to decide what exactly the crashed car symbolizes. Of course, it seems like her escape echoes her recent divorce from ex-husband Blake Shelton.
“Everybody has a vice of some sort,” Lambert told the Tennessean. “Sometimes when you’re going through something in your life, you may run to some things you shouldn’t and run from some things you shouldn’t. I think this song is an opportunity to just be honest and own it and say, ‘Yeah, I have some imperfections, and I live a life and here and there I might get in a pickle.’ It’s not about one thing or another. Everybody has a vice they run to when they need comfort, and I think that’s what this song says. There’s no mystery here. I run to things for comfort just like everybody else.”
“Vice” will likely be the lead single to Lambert’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album. It’s still unclear as to when her latest project, written in the months following her divorce, will be released.