Fans of country music should be on the edge of their seats right about now. Kacey Musgraves blessed the world with samples of two songs off her new album which should be released later this year.
The soulful star drew inspiration from her recent divorce, a tragedy she said she’s still reeling from.
Unassisted by instruments, Musgraves sang a few bars of “Camera Roll” during her appearance on the A Slight Change of Plans podcast. The heartbreaking lyrics are highly emotional, detailing the feelings of going through your phone and looking at old photos after a relationship ends. The song raises the concern of needing to move on while not being ready to completely let go.
“Chronological order ain’t nothing but torture / Scroll too far back, that’s what you get / I don’t want to see them, but I can’t delete them / It just doesn’t feel right yet, not yet,” Musgraves sang.
In another sampling, Musgraves sang a few notes of “If I Were An Angel”, a delicate tune about learning to change.
“If I was an angel, I’d never have to change / I’d never have to change / But something’s gotta change,” she sang.
The singer/songwriter said her personal tragedies inspired the unnamed album.
In 2018, Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” earned her plenty of accolades and awards for its simple yet soulful sound. The Texas native promises the new album will feel rooted even deeper in country than her previous record.
Kacey Musgraves Influenced by Eclectic Sources
Earlier this year, Musgraves shared personal details about drawing inspiration from unlikely sources. From rock, jazz and a little psychedelic assistance, the country phenom promises a diverse record.
Much like Taylor Swift’s three-part story on her acclaimed album “Folkore”, Musgraves said the new album will be “somewhat Shakespearian.” Like Swift, Musgraves’ new album will have distinct parts.
“The word tragedy just popped into my mind. And I was like, ‘Whoa, what if the album was formulated like a modern Shakespearean or Greek tragedy?” the singer said.
While the pandemic created issues for her marriage, ultimately ending what she thought couldn’t end, the singer used the lockdown time to write.
At the time of her divorce, Musgraves said she was dealing with unforeseen issues brought on by the pandemic.
Creating about 40 songs, several of which will be on the new record, Musgraves penned her thoughts about love and life. And all the struggle that goes along with it.
She said the album will be an intimate look into the lives of two people who truly love each other, but are just unable to make it work despite trying everything possible.