Watch Miranda Lambert Perform ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Track ‘Covered Wagon’ Live in Concert
When Miranda Lambert releases The Weight of These Wings on Nov. 18, fans will be treated to not one, but two full records' worth of songs! The double album will include 24 tracks and the singer introduced one of them at a show in May.
On May 14, Lambert took the stage at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., dressed for a rousing rendition of Danny O’Keefe's 1971 hit "Covered Wagon." The song will appear towards the end of the first disc on The Weight of These Wings, entitled the Nerve. With jam-worthy guitar licks and Lambert's raw vocal performance, this cover of "Covered Wagon" is sure to be as much of a hit on the album as it was with fans during Lambert's live show.
Click play above to watch the audience help sing along, much to Lambert's delight. "On down the road we go" reverberated through the venue as the "Vice" singer rocked out and cheered on her impromptu backup singers.
Along with "Covered Wagon," fans can also expect to hear Lambert's July release, "Vice," on her upcoming record. Both tracks will appear on the Nerve, while 12 additional songs -- including Lambert's summer concert namesake, "Keeper of the Flame" -- will be included on the record's second disc, the Heart. As fans expected, The Weight of These Wings is Lambert's response to her 2015 divorce from Blake Shelton. But while the album won't shy away from her experience of heartbreak, it also won't be consumed by it. In fact, according to a recent Instagram post teasing some of the album's lyrics, themes of rebirth and new life will also be a strong part of Lambert's sixth studio album.
Although we don't know which songs will include the handwritten lyrics below, it looks like The Weight of These Wings will be full of as much hope as heartache. With lyrics like "a dream to move people with words" and "a dream to be heard," it's clear that Lambert is aiming big for her new record, hoping to reach fans in even deeper and meaningful ways. And from anthemic cuts like "Covered Wagon" to thoughtful ballads like "Vice," it seems that it's a dream that will almost certainly be fulfilled.
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