Finally, Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed was released last September 10. The long-awaited record marks the follow-up to her 2019 Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year winner, Golden Hour.
While the earlier record was penned when she was falling in love, Star-Crossed happened to be written when that love started to fade. It arrives following Musgraves’ recent divorce from fellow singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly.
Kacey Musgraves recorded fifteen brand-new tracks in Nashville within just three weeks, working once more with co-producers and writers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The work was then structured into three distinct acts – from the last chapter of her marriage, knowing that it would soon be closing to hoping things would turn out differently, and finally, to healing and moving forward.
Just like most of Kacey Musgraves songs, all three parts will absolutely leave fans experiencing their own heartbreak. It fully showcased the “Follow Your Arrow” singer’s remarkable wit and songwriting prowess she’s known for.
The album debuted at the top spot of Billboard’s Top Country Albums, making it Musgraves’ fourth No. 1 album on the chart. Meanwhile, it debuted No. 3 on Billboard 200.
The Texas native has also released the album’s scene-setting title track, which she debuted during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. Dressed in a white gown with her long flowing hair, Musgraves belted out the psychedelic and country song about her personal journey – speaking directly to her breakup with Kelly as she recounts the entire divorce process.
Musgraves described the title track as “resigning from a relationship and accepting fate without bitterness,” adding that it was inspired by the history of Romeo and Juliet.
As if that wasn’t enough, an accompanying film – Star-Crossed: The Film – has also been released and started playing at theaters in over twenty-five cities. Fans can also stream online on Paramount+.
Tune in and listen to Kacey Musgraves’ “Star-Crossed” in the video below.