Blake Shelton’s new album ‘If I’m Honest’ is his rawest, most emotional and truthful work yet. But the best part? He was able to gush about his new love with Gwen Stefani without dissing his ex, Miranda Lambert — and it makes the whole thing pure perfection.
Miranda Lambert, 32, may not want anything to do with her ex Blake Shelton, 39, but she may actually be doing herself a favor if she listens to his new album If I’m Honest. Sure, he sings a LOT about how happy he is with Gwen Stefani, 46, but he also reminisces on his time with Miranda fondly, which makes the record as a whole so much more likable.
While most of the songs on If I’m Honest are about finding new love, there’s two tracks right at the beginning, “Bet You Still Think About Me” and “Every Time I Hear That Song,” that are clearly about a relationship gone wrong. However, rather than slamming Miranda for their failed romance, he has nothing but great things to say about their time together…and even admits to missing her every once in a while.
“I think about you/Even when I don’t want to/There’s just something about you baby/There’s nothing that I can do/I think about you, you were always wild and free/I know we couldn’t hold on forever, but baby, I bet you still think about me,” he sings on “Bet You Still Think About Me.”No matter how happy the 39-year-old is with Gwen, he’ll never forget the ten years he spent with Miranda, and that’s admirable.
He actually debuted this song in concert on May 10, and explained that it’s about getting “past the anger and frustration” of a breakup and going “into the sad part of it, where it’s just like, ‘Gosh, how come that didn’t work out?'” It’s something that anybody can relate to, which is important on an album all about honesty.
“Every Time I Hear That Song” has a similar relatable sentiment: Blake sings about a particular song that brings him right back to a special memory with his ex, but he’s not mad about it, which is so sweet. Even on the several songs about Gwen, where the lyrics are about finding new love after a failed relationship, Blake never says anything negative about said failed relationship. It was just over, and the reason why isn’t important…because he’s found happiness again anyway.
Blake is known as a nice, funny guy, and he totally made the right move by keeping up that image on If I’m Honest — his fun-loving, charming attitude is the reason so many people love him, and changing that just to take digs at his ex would NOT have been worth it. Great work, Blake!
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