Kacey Musgraves Talks Making Her "Post-Divorce Album" in New Interview
"Here I come with a post-divorce album, bursting the fucking bubble"
Published Aug 05, 2021Kacey Musgraves is finally revealing more information about her fifth studio release, calling it her "post-divorce album."
In an interview with Crack Magazine, Musgraves — who was married to fellow country singer Ruston Kelly for three years before filing for divorce in 2020 — detailed how this new album differs from its critically-acclaimed predecessor, Golden Hour.
"My last album is what people know me for," she said. "They see me as this starry-eyed, rose-coloured glasses kinda girl; the Golden Hour girl. Well, here I come with a post-divorce album, bursting the fucking bubble."
In the interview, Musgraves also spoke about how the new album made her more introspective. "In the modern world of celebrity culture, I think people can forget that [we] are humans too. It's easy to look at somebody's Instagram and think they've got it figured out, but it's never a depiction of what's on the inside."
She continued: "Maybe it's a reminder that you don't know what's going on in someone's life, and we are all in this together as these little creatures navigating feelings and emotions on this fucking spinning planet. I dunno, [making this record] made me feel closer to humanity in some ways."
While discussing her music and what genres she fits into, Musgraves explained, "I'm a big patchwork quilt. You can cut [my music] up in a million different ways and still not be sure of what it is."
She added: "Sometimes I feel like this album has more of a foot in country than Golden Hour."
Musgraves has yet to formally announce her fifth album, but it's said to be scheduled for later this year.
Back in February, the pop-country singer shared with Rolling Stone that the follow-up to her Grammy-award winning album Golden Hour was heavily inspired by Greek and Shakespearean tragedies. In May, she told ELLE that the album would be split into three acts, and feature 15 songs, which was narrowed down from 40.
Read Musgraves' full interview with Crack here.