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Kacey Musgraves: Hear Two Songs From Her New Album
As if we had any reason to doubt, Kacey Musgraves is still following her own musical arrow.
The latest proof comes in the form of a pair of new delights, "Butterflies" and "Space Cowboy," marking the first official taste of tuneage from her forthcoming studio album, Golden Hour.
Co-written with Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird, "Butterflies" has been a staple of Musgraves' live shows for the past year, typically performed unplugged. The studio version showcases a fully produced arrangement for the breezy number, complete with fluid harmonies, piano and a rigid backbeat.
Though "Butterflies" radiates with shiny optimism, the heart-wrenching "Space Cowboy" treads along the opposite of the relationship spectrum. "You can have your space, cowboy, I ain't gonna fence you in," Musgraves introspectively sings amid pedal steel licks and ambient effects.
In the meantime, Texas native Musgraves is scheduled to head out on the road with Harry Styles in June. She is currently on tour with GRAMMY winners Little Big Town.