Miranda Lambert is soaring with the success of her new country album, The Weight Of These Wings. The lyrics to some of her new country music songs, however, are causing rumors to swirl about Lambert’s breakup involving Blake Shelton, who healed his broken heart after their divorce with help from Gwen Stefani. Now her new songs allegedly are getting “revenge” on Shelton and leaving Stefani feeling “devastated,” according to a new report.
Describing Lambert’s divorce from Shelton as “painful,” In Touch reported that Blake “happily moved on with Gwen Stefani” but now Miranda is “finally getting the last word [and] getting her revenge on the ‘No Doubt’ singer in the form of her newest album.”
One of Lambert’s friends described The Weight of These Wings and predicted Gwen’s reaction to the album in an interview with the media outlet.
“Gwen has got to be devastated by what a modern country masterpiece Miranda’s made.”
The pal also claimed that because Lambert’s album has been receiving so much attention, it is providing Stefani with “a constant reminder of Blake’s past with another woman — and how she’s just on an entirely different level than Gwen.”
In addition, the media outlet cited a review from Rolling Stone that called Blake’s breakup album “rushed,” while noting that Lambert’s album “tackles breakups, booze, friendships, fetishes, old scars, and new beginnings.” But the impact of Miranda’s album on Shelton’s new girlfriend doesn’t stop there, according to In Touch.
“Amid the country singer’s success, the joy Gwen found in planning a wedding with Blake has vanished.”
As for the actual contents of that new album, the songs crooned by Lambert range from those much-anticipated breakup tunes to lighter music.
Uproxx called The Weight Of These Wings a “truly classic, old-school double LP,” noting that Lambert weaves her “pop-country star” success with her “serious roots-minded singer-songwriter” soul. The two dozen tunes range from “enjoyable trifles,” such as “Pink Sunglasses,” to “subtle character studies,” such as “Getaway Driver,” which the media outlet described as a “Thelma & Louise story in which a heist is likened to escaping a dead-end relationship.”
As for the allegations that The Weight Of These Wings gets revenge on Blake and Gwen, Uproxx notes that “the breakup narrative” is a recurring theme, noting that the song “Pushin’ Time” appears to “equate a relationship’s dissolution with the morning after Sept. 11.”
As for how The Weight Of These Wings is doing on the charts, it took wings and flew to the top spot on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, reported Nash Country Daily.
Marking Miranda’s sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with 122,000 units sold and made its debut at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart.
Lambert is credited as having written or co-written 20 of the 24 featured songs, with her boyfriend Anderson East credited for two cuts.
When it comes to Shelton’s and Stefani’s reaction to Miranda’s new music, Hollywood Life reported that “apparently Blake Shelton isn’t comfortable with letting Gwen Stefani listen” to the tunes, citing a source who claimed that Stefani is “obsessing” over it but hasn’t even heard it.
“[Stefani] hasn’t listened to it yet because Blake [Shelton] is currently living at her house…He has a rule that Miranda’s music isn’t played — ever.”
With all these rumors swirling about how Blake and Gwen have reacted to her album, will Shelton’s ex-wife be discussing the breakup in interviews about The Weight Of These Wings?
Fox News reported that Miranda “refused to do interviews to promote her new album because she didn’t want to make the same mistakes as her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, and his new flame, Gwen Stefani.” Stefani and Shelton have given interviews in which they dished on their divorces and romances, but a source told Fox News about Miranda’s very different approach to publicity.
“[Miranda] was offered Rolling Stone, a New York Times piece. . . and said, ‘I don’t want to do any of it. I want the music to speak for me.'”
The insider also revealed that Lambert had them turn down those opportunities and that Miranda referred to Shelton and Stefani in making her decision to refuse those interviews.
“She made them turn all of it down. She said, ‘Gwen’s and Blake’s albums didn’t sell, and all they did was do press.’ [Lambert is] trying to go Beyoncé and let the music do the talking,” explained the source.
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