Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is congratulated as she takes the stage to accept the award for song of the year for "Automatic" at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas April 19, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake

Miranda Lambert has channelled most of her energy in the past year -- her first away from ex-husband Blake Shelton -- to creating music. And because of the events, her upcoming songs are incredibly honest and surprisingly direct.

As Billboard shares, Lambert’s new album may not be what the public is expecting from her. While most would guess that a new heartbreaking ballad would have come from the country singer, the 32-year-old has taken an entirely different road. For example, “Vice” is bluntly about sex and about alcohol.

“It’s gone before it ever melts the ice

Another vice

Another call, another bed I shouldn’t crawl out of

At 7AM with shoes in my hand

Said I wouldn’t do it, but I did it again

And I know I’ll be back tomorrow night”

While “Vice” is not rose-coloured, it is called honest, and Lambert is proud to have released what she calls a “tear in your beer” kind of song.

“I feel like the right thing to do was just come out with something really honest,” Lambert said of her last year. She admitted to having stayed relatively silent on her personal life, but shared that she has spent the time writing, recording and living life day to day.

Lambert added that despite her always having been truthful in her music, she had no real choice this time. Her divorce from Shelton was not made in secret, and it definitely was not in silence. “Everybody knew anyway. So I just said, I’m gonna journal it and -- good and bad days -- use it for my art.”

Lambert said her signature sass is found throughout the entire track. But at the same time, she said her confidence was necessary in order to be vulnerable.

Either way, Lambert’s fans have taken quite a liking to it. As People Magazine reports, “Vice” landed at No. 1 on iTunes quickly after it was released.