Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
Another jewel directed by Trey Fanjoy (yes, the same Trey Fanjoy who has directed many of hubby Blake Shelton’s videos as well), Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” hit the charts in March 2013 with a smash. This number four single from her fourth album “Four the Record” has kept the ball rolling for Miranda’s firecracker career.
Working with producers Frank Liddell and Chuck Ainlay, helped create Lambert’s fine new masterpiece plus new to the scene bassist, Glen Worf coming into the studio didn’t cause any harm either.
From Miranda’s record label, RCA Records Label Nashville which transferred to Columbia, this single debuted high enough in the rankings to gain plenty of attention and fans. Song writers include Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark, and Kacey Musgraves. McAnally has worked with other big names such as Lee Ann Womack on “Last Call,” Kenny Chesney on “Somewhere with You,” and “Alone with You” with Jake Owen.
The lyrics entwined with writers’ expertise flow through the video in this all-star performance by the one and only solo Miranda Lambert. Filmed inside a luxurious mansion fit for royalty the video location belies Miranda’s crazed and deteriorating behaviors fit for the memory books.
This tune reverberates on the waves of heart ache and rebellion; two nice combinations for a country song. Portraying a love crazed, heartbroken socialite through Lambert’s astounding performance we witness the anger, upset, acting out and wild thoughts of the pain and agony she suffers. Rebellion noted from the jump go in the hair cutting with rusty scissors, the narrator shrieks her rebellion at her mamma’s opinion of prim and proper behavior.
She really doesn’t care how she was raised. She is mad and heartbroken and doesn’t want to act like a lady. Obviously not caring about the finely tuned reputation of her youth, she would just as soon throw it away for revenge. Lucky for our mystery “anger man” that our narrator is not able to get ahold of him with her dinner chopping, destroy, gleaming silver blade.
The storyteller does a great job of appealing to all women because most have suffered a broken heart; whether real or perceived. Young and old alike pounce on the funny rendition of the heartache in action. Head nodding is a strong possibility as women align with the character through the booze, pills, and desire to wallow in tub (cigarette, clothes, and all). Miranda’s head thrashing, rusty scissor hair cutting and over-boiling anger bring the story of broken heart revenge to the screen with perfect imagery.