Musgraves posted a photo with the caption: "One day I was out at the barn watching this stallion charging powerfully from one end of the arena to the other, bucking and galloping at full speed all alone. Though I was 'safe' on the other side of the arena wall, it kinda scared me when he came flying toward me.. My riding teacher saw him coming at me and yelled at me to move away. I said 'I'm fine! The gate is closed! You'll find something better. The song received universal acclaim. Chris DeVille from Stereogum wrote: "The melody is so gorgeously wistful, the wordplay so subtly pristine, the heartache so profound. Also, given that it actually sounds like a country song floating through outer space, we all ought to stand up and applaud the levels of compositional genius. The song has spent eight weeks on the chart.
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The new version adds some Seventies bongos and layers of acoustic guitar into the mix — a fitting sound for this particular holiday. Musgraves dedicated the song to frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic. People are suffering and the future is uncertain. In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgment and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us — extreme challenges and sadness.
How did this gorgeous new album make us emotional? Let us count the ways.
The Mineola,Texas native composes songs that makes one laugh at times, or possibly cry. At the very least, her songs make you think--and maybe see a situation differently than you ever have before! Here are ten of the top Kacey Musgraves song moments during her career thus far, knowing full well that this list will likely only be current until her next album. Here are ten songs that prove that! While one can take the song as an indictment of society in general when it comes to the treatment of women — could it also have implications for how things are in Music City? A co-write with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, this traditionally-minded number that compared her crying reaction to the wildflower as the same emotion that happens when she thinks about her lost love. Simply put, your life and your actions are not always going to be well-received by everybody. Somebody is going to have a problem with something that you do. Everybody knows what everybody is doing, and a few people even tell. At the end of the day, no matter our personalities, our flaws, and our differences, that is something that can be said of everyone.
When I get overwhelmed, which is often, I try to get my brain to play tricks on itself. I repeat little factoids-as-mantra that put my small, inconsequential life in the context of our planet and its billions of people. Romantic relationships can be unfulfilling if your partner drains you or causes you to forfeit the parts of yourself that make you unique. With vocoder, pedal steel guitar, and banjo, Kacey revels at the impossibility of our planet: its fantastical sea creatures and greenery that breathes, grows, and stretches. It's a genuine-feeling sigh of relief, like she had forgotten they were there and felt awestruck all over again. It made me weirdly gleeful when Kacey Musgraves said, a few years ago, that she was considering making a reggae album , but my taste for her music will always hinge on the classic country sounds. On this collection of tracks in the style of you-can't-stop-me, the acoustic guitar and sweet words of "Love Is a Wild Thing" are reassuringly simple.