Miranda Lambert looks quite content caged up during the majority of her new "Bluebird" music video, but one knows she's going to be set free or free herself by the end.
The same can be said for the actual bluebird — her co-star, if you'd like — in the just-released video. "Bluebird" is Lambert's current single from her Wildcard album. The ballad was inspired by a poem that songwriter Luke Dick recalled reading when he was younger.
Wildcard is Lambert's seventh studio album and was released in November 2019. The ACM Award-nominated album also inspired a tour of the same name that is set to continue in April; however, coronavirus concerns have threatened all concerts and live events scheduled in April.
The Trey Fanjoy-directed music video for "Bluebird" recalls an era of flappers and the confident chanteuse, in this case played by a feathered and glittered Lambert. She casually tolerates her confinement in the gold bird cage as she sings her new song. A few others look on with sadness from their seats in the theater. A few shots of a bluebird in a cage elsewhere break up the action, but Lambert is the focus.
At the end both cages are empty, and one watches the bluebird flutter and then fly away before witnessing Lambert strutting away slowly. The camera pans up to reveal a dark alley somewhere in metropolitan America. The actual setting for the music video is never revealed.
Miranda Lambert just proved that social distancing doesn't have to be done in slouchy sweats. The 36-year-old country singer now joins the slew of celebrities social distancing (and encouraging others to do so) as the novel coronavirus continues to sweep the globe.
A sobering milestone was reached at the end of the week – 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded worldwide, although that has figure has now shot up to over 12,000. Miranda's latest Instagram update reminded fans that she's smoking hot, but it likewise delivered a message surrounding the deadly virus.
Miranda's Saturday Instagram photo showed her shot outdoors and on a porch backed by white-painted brick and greenery. The blonde was looking a total knockout, seen posing in a tight denim mini skirt with country accents from criss-cross fabrics – a white and striped shirt was also worn knotted around the waist for a sexy finish.
Miranda posed shooting the camera direct gaze and slight smile, also rocking a green detail necklace, plus her bombshell blonde hair worn down and cascading around her shoulders.
After all, businesses being hit hard are including celeb ones. Miranda took to her caption, opening with a mention of COVID-19.
"I wanted to let you know I am thinking about y’all. I hope you’re all good and taking care of yourself, and your family and friends. I’m doing my part to social distance with my pups keeping me company," she wrote.
"We’re going to continue to share our new @idyllwind spring stuff. I hope you don’t mind, but it makes us feel happy and a little bit normal. Stay safe, follow @idyllwind, #ShareSomeLove. Love, M," Lambert added.
Miranda's post brought in plenty of fans, although early replies to the ex to Blake Shelton's post proved more-geared towards the coronavirus than the Idyllwind by Miranda Lambert brand she runs.
Miranda Lambert's husband has been spotted at a lot of her concerts recently—and it turns out that he was there as more than just a fan.
Brendan McLoughlin took an extended leave of absence from his job at the New York Police Department soon after marrying the country superstar last year. Now, the 28-year-old has officially retired from the force to pursue a different opportunity: Working for Miranda.
According to Fox News, Brendan left the NYPD to join his wife's security team. Fans have reportedly seen him at Miranda's shows wearing an earpiece, checking bags, and assisting the rest of her crew.
"Brendan was the security guard right before you go in to meet Miranda for her meet and greet," one witness said. "Other members of the security team told fans, 'No photos with Brendan.'"
Another source shared a similar story from her concert in Dallas, Texas in early February.
"Brendan was one of the security guys checking fans and when it was your turn it was actually Brendan asking if fans had anything they wanted Miranda to sign," they explained. "Brendan was overheard telling one fan, 'Have her sign your boot!'"