Kacey Musgraves has finally revealed that she's deep in the process of making her Golden Hour follow-up.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Musgraves gave details about the album that she's working on that's reportedly set for release this year.
Since the last album, Musgraves went through a divorce and the US switched out presidents. According to her, she's been inspired by Greek tragedy.
“This last chapter of my life and this whole last year and chapter for our country — at its most simple form, it’s a tragedy,” she said.
“And then I started looking into why portraying a tragedy is actually therapeutic and why it is a form of art that has lasted for centuries. It’s because you set the scene, the audience rises to the climax of the problem with you, and then there’s resolve. There’s a feeling of resolution at the end. I was inspired by that.”
By the sounds of it, she's going to be covering plenty of influences on it too with the artist referencing Bill Withers, Eagles and America. She also noted there was material with a "dance vibe" and "synth stuff".
She gave Rolling Stone information about just one song Star-Crossed which directly references her divorce. The lyrics included in the piece read:
“Let me set the scene
Two lovers ripped right at the seams
Woke up from the perfect dream
And then the darkness came
Signed the papers yesterday
You came and took your things away
I moved out of the home we made
And gave you back your name.”
As if we needed even more reason to be excited about it.