With another successful album under her belt, Miranda Lambert is looking back at what inspired the new tracks.
The singer, 36, joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s “Beats 1” radio show and opened up about her divorce from Blake Shelton, why Wildcard is so different and her friendship with Carrie Underwood.
While Wildcard is her second album since her split from Shelton, Lambert says she feels like a new writer following 2016’s The Weight Of These Wings, “I had gone through a divorce and I had moved back to Nashville and so I was really just deep in the songwriting part of it and I needed to just put that many songs out just for myself.”
“So I approached Wildcard with like, ‘Whatever happens, happens,'” she continued. “I was open-minded, I didn’t have a theme for the record or a certain order I wanted the songs to go in or I didn’t overthink it… I was just like, ‘I like this song. It’s going on there. I also like this song it’s going on there.'”
And thankfully, after her new approach to her record, she had the support from her friends. Especially longtime pal Carrie Underwood, who Lambert compares to Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
“I mean it’s obvious we want success, and I love competition. I want to be pushed but also feel like at some point there’s room. There’s room for everybody to do their thing,” she gushed.
And despite some competition between the two at the start of their careers, the pair are closer than ever. “Carrie and I started at the same time. And at first we did have that tension because there was still, it was, the problem was happening then too, it’s like there’s – And we’re both blondes. It’s fine. But, it’s good to have, your right, like, support and I always see that go on with Taylor and Selena.”
Wildcard is available everywhere now.