Kacey Musgraves Reveals Unusual Sources Of Inspiration For New Album

Kacey Musgraves revealed in an interview for a cover story in Elle magazine that she got inspiration from some unusual electronic dance music and rock sources for her upcoming album.

The singer, who told Elle that she has tackled her recent divorce from Ruston Kelly, said she wrote as many 40 songs during the pandemic. Fifteen of these songs are contained in the upcoming album.

Musgraves explained that the album was inspired by a struggle in which “I felt like I was dying inside. I was crumbling. I was sad.
I felt lonely. I felt broken.”

“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?,'” she said of the inspiration that struck as she was laying on her bed journaling and listening to Bach.

“I feel like I don’t belong to country in any way on one hand, but on the other hand, I’m deeply rooted in that genre. So I’m not owned by it,” Musgraves said.

Musgraves named Bill Withers, Daft Punk, Weezer, Sade and the Eagles as inspirations for the new album.

(Photo: Catherine Powell)

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