It’s been a long couple of years since Kacey Musgraves released the GRAMMY and CMA nominated, Pageant Material, but finally– she’s ready to release her fourth studio album, The Golden Hour.
Musgraves stormed onto the scene in 2013 with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, but don’t expect the same ol’ country music witty goodness on this new project.
Musgraves told Entertainment Weekly, “I was thinking about how there are different masks that we wear that represent different sides of us. None of the masks are solely us, but they’re all us. On this record, there’s the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that’s missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the ’60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser — they’re all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole.”
While she did link back up with collaborators Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, she also brought in Ian Fitchuk and the Silver Seas’ Daniel Tashian. The Golden Hour is a little Bee Gees, Sade and Neil Young influenced.
And yes, there will be love songs, “I have a lot more love songs this time around, and I’ve never been one to write a love song and really feel it. That probably sounds like the most depressing thing ever. [But] I’m coming off getting married and being in this golden hour of my personal life, where all these things are finally coming to fruition. I found myself inspired to write about this person and all these things he brought out in me that weren’t there before.”