Kacey Musgraves has spoken about her upcoming fifth studio record, calling it her "post-divorce album".
In May it was revealed that the new album will feature 15 songs (narrowed down from 40), and will be split into three acts.
Today (5 August), in a new Crack Magazine interview, Musgraves has spoken about the new album again. Discussing the transition between Golden Hour and her upcoming album, Musgraves said, "My last album is what people know me for. 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."
While discussing her sound 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 continued, "Sometimes I feel like this album has more of a foot in country than Golden Hour."
Musgraves also spoke about what her hopes for the new album are, "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. 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."