Kacey Musgraves Releases New Album “star-crossed”: Streaming
- American singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her fifth studio album “star-crossed” on September 10, 2021 via MCA Nashville and Interscope.
It is her first album in three yeas. On the same day, an accompanying 50-minute film of the same name, directed by Bardia Zeinali, was streamed exclusively on Paramount+.
The album contains 15-track, produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves.
She wrote 40 songs during the COVID-19 pandemic and choose 15 songs.
The album is first LP after she divorced in 2020. Kacey Musgraves said, “I can't help but to write about what I'm going through. I want to honor the huge range of emotion that I've felt over this past year, past six months. I also want to honor the relationship we had and the love we have for each other. Because it's very real.”
The album is conceptualizing Greek tragedies, and their three-act structure and is also inspired by William Shakespeare's popular tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
She told Rolling Stone, “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. 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.”
She explained some tracks of the album via Apple Music.
“[Guided psychedelic trips] are incredible. At the beginning of this year, I was like, 'I want the chance to transform my trauma into something else, and I want to give myself that opportunity, even if it's painful.' And man, it was completely life-changing in so many ways, but it also triggered this whole big bang of not only the album title, but the song 'star-crossed,' the concept, me looking into the structure of tragedies themselves as an art form throughout time. It brought me closer to myself, the living thread that moves through all living things, to my creativity, the muse.”
“if this was a movie..”
“I remember being in the house, things had just completely fallen apart in the relationship. And I remember thinking, 'Man, if this was a movie, it wouldn't be like this at all.' Like, I'd hear his car, he'd be running up the stairs and grabbing my face and say we're being stupid and we'd just go back to normal. And it's just not like that. I think I can be an idealist, like an optimist in relationships, but I also love logic. I do well with someone who can also recognize common sense and logic, and doesn't get, like, lost in like these lofty emotions.”
“I thought I was fine. I was on an upswing of confidence. I'm feeling good about these life changes, where I'm at; I made the right decision and we're moving forward. And then, in a moment of, I don't know, I guess boredom and weakness, I found myself just way back in the camera roll, just one night alone in my bedroom. Now I'm back in 2018, now I'm in 2017. And what's crazy is that we never take pictures of the bad times. There's no documentation of the fight that you had where, I don't know, you just pushed it a little too far.”
“So it was actually on Thanksgiving Day, and I had been let down by someone who was going to come visit me. And it was kind of my first few steps into exploring being a single 30-something-year-old person, after a marriage and after a huge point in my career, more notoriety. It was a really naked place. We live in this hookup culture; I'm for it. I'm for whatever makes you feel happy, as long as it's safe, doesn't hurt other people, fine. But I've just never experienced that, the dating app culture and all that. It was a little shocking. And it made me just think that we all have flaws.”
“gracias a la vida”
“It was written by Violeta Parra, and I just think it's kind of astounding that she wrote that song. It was on her last release, and then she committed suicide. And this was basically, in a sense, her suicide note to the world, saying, 'Thank you, life. You have given me so much. You've given me the beautiful and the terrible, and that has made up my song.' Then you have Mercedes Sosa, who rerecords the song. Rereleases it. It finds new life. And then here I am. I'm this random Texan girl. I'm in Nashville. I'm out in outer space. I'm on a mushroom trip. And this song finds me in that state and inspires me to record it. It keeps reaching through time and living on, and I wanted to apply that sonically to the song, too.”
- source : Apple Music