Kacey Musgraves revealed new words about her divorce
More than a year after announcing her “painful” divorce from husband Ruston Kelly, Kacey Musgraves has teased a new song that appears to address the breakup. Musgraves posted the lyrics to a single from his upcoming album in a series of short Instagram videos on Saturday, August 21, with the first posts offering a little glimpse of what the song will sound like. In short: heartbreak.
“Let me set the scene / Two lovers torn at the seams / They woke up from the perfect dream / And then the darkness came,” the lyrics of the video series read. “I signed the papers yesterday / You came and took your things / You left the house we made / And you returned your name.” She added: “What did we do? / Did we fly too high? / Just to get sunburned?
Many friends and fans commented on the posts, with some sharing their excitement for the album and others noting how the raw ballad made them feel. Musician Questlove commented: “Is it time? While singer Maggie Rogers posted a white dove emoji. Other fans approached the song’s sad content more explicitly, with one handwriting, “wow, can’t wait to cry my eyes out” and another comment, “we’re all here for you and can’t wait. to live that then part of your life!
Musgraves and Kelly, who met at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, got engaged in 2016 and married in 2017. In July 2020, the two country singers released a statement revealing that they had decided to quit, writing : “We made this painful decision together. The couple acknowledged that divorce announcements are often greeted with ‘careful consideration and speculation’ and made it clear that ‘the love we have for each other goes way beyond the relationship we have shared as husband and wife ”.
In February, Musgraves reiterated in an interview with Rolling stone that the marriage “just didn’t work out.” “I mean, the seasons change,” she explained. “Our season has changed. She teased that the breakup would influence her music to come, saying that “this last chapter of my life and all this last year and chapter for our country – in its simplest form it’s a tragedy” and she “was inspired by that “. The Grammy winner told the magazine that the album would follow the classic three-act structure of a Greek tragedy and consolidate the songs into acts.
Musgraves admitted she was nervous about sharing such candid songs during an interview in May with She, saying that “it’s intimidating to expose your feelings about something really personal”. The country singer noted that while she shouldn’t open up to fans about the divorce, she “had to as a creator to flesh out all of these emotions that I felt, and I do that through the song. “. She added that it was both cathartic and “scary to think to herself,” I’m about to share my most personal thoughts on myself, on this other person, on a union I had with someone. a. “”