Six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is a true queen of country music. It is impossible to imagine that a voice as rich, sumptuous, and beautiful as Kacey’s can exist outside your musical repertoire. After getting to know her stellar talent and charming personality, we are confident that you will fall in love with her.
Her music encompasses the country, pop, and neo-traditional country genres. Her unique and enticing style combined with musical versatility has given country music a freshness that has captivated music fans. Furthermore, Kacey’s songwriting ability sets her apart from her peers, enabling her to reach new heights. She shares profound life thoughts and poignancy in her lyrics that are relatable and inspire us. It is as if Kacey rescues us when we find it difficult to articulate what we feel or weave together our thoughts.
star-crossed: the album
Kacey Musgraves’ highly-anticipated fourth studio album star-crossed is releasing on September 10 via Interscope Records/UMG Nashville. It follows the success of her previous critically-acclaimed breakthrough album Golden Hour. We are utterly enamored with the title track, ‘star-crossed,’ which she unveiled along with the announcement. Earlier this year, Musgraves recorded star-crossed in just under three weeks with co-producers and songwriters Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian. Described as “a modern-day tragedy in three acts,” this 15-track long album chronicles a journey of heartache and transformation through intense emotions highlighting Kacey’s growth as one of our generation’s most talented singer-songwriters.
“Let me set the scene
Two lovers ripped right at the seams
They woke up from the perfect dream
And then the darkness came”
As the opener from her upcoming record of the same title, ‘star-crossed’ serves as an appropriate introductory track. Using lyrical imagery, she sets the tone for her heartbreak album, exploring a broken marriage and the people who tried to fix the relationship. With the production swirling over flickering acoustic guitar strings and her ethereal vocals, we get a glimpse of the singer’s reflections about the past years that inspired the album. The album narrates the story of two people who share a deep love for each other, but their stars do not align for them to be together.
It can be very daunting to expose your personal feelings and emotions to the public. However, Kacey believes it was crucial to explore all the thoughts and feelings that she experienced during these difficult times, and there is no better way to express them than with music. With this candid and heartfelt narration, Kacey will undoubtedly be delivering one of the most honest albums to date. We know it will be a whirlwind of emotions as our hearts may explode with intense feelings, but we are excited about listening to this masterpiece.
Pre-order the album here
star-crossed: the film
Matthew Libatique, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, brings Kacey’s vision to life with star-crossed: the film. The movie conjures the studio music to the screen with its breathtaking visuals, creating an aura of reality that captures the audience. Kacey and her entire team deserve a big applause for this stunning visual presentation.
We wanted it to feel cinematic and epic without compromising the heart and the emotion, to feel fantastical and heightened and tell her story through the lens of art and fashion.
Filmed over ten days in Los Angeles, the 50-minute movie features cameo appearances from Emmy Award-winner Eugene Levy, Victoria Pedretti, singer-songwriter Princess Nokia, Symone, and comedian Megan Stalter. Paramount+ will premiere the film on September 10 in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, and Canada. Viewers can tune in to MTV’s global network of channels around the world. Watch the spectacular film trailer below:
This video did justice to serving her beauty on screen and making us smile with her music. With her music, Kacey teaches valuable lessons about holding on to the good things in life that are worthwhile and living life to the fullest, regardless of the ups and downs. Let’s listen to Kacey Musgraves together before it’s too late, and we are sure you’ll love her!
star-crossed track listing:
Let’s take a look at the tracklist for this much-awaited forthcoming record, and tell us which track is going to be your favorite.
- ‘good wife’
- ‘cherry blossom’
- ‘simple times’
- ‘if this was a movie..’
- ‘camera roll’
- ‘easier said’
- ‘hookup scene’
- ‘keep lookin’ up’
- ‘what doesn’t kill me’
- ‘there is a light’
- ‘gracias a la vida’
We want to know your thoughts on Kacey’s newest single ‘star-crossed’ and what do you want to hear next from her? Are you as excited for the star-crossed album as we are? Let’s continue the conversation by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP or commenting below! Want the daily drip? Get the latest pop culture news and inside scoop by following us on Instagram and Facebook.
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Featured Image Source: Kacey Musgraves via Interscope Records/UMG Nashville, Sophia Matinazad