The new version adds some Seventies bongos and layers of acoustic guitar into the mix — a fitting sound for this particular holiday. Musgraves dedicated the song to frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic. People are suffering and the future is uncertain. In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgment and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us — extreme challenges and sadness.
How did this gorgeous new album make us emotional? Let us count the ways.
The Mineola,Texas native composes songs that makes one laugh at times, or possibly cry. At the very least, her songs make you think--and maybe see a situation differently than you ever have before! Here are ten of the top Kacey Musgraves song moments during her career thus far, knowing full well that this list will likely only be current until her next album. Here are ten songs that prove that!
Musgraves posted a photo with the caption: "One day I was out at the barn watching this stallion charging powerfully from one end of the arena to the other, bucking and galloping at full speed all alone. Though I was 'safe' on the other side of the arena wall, it kinda scared me when he came flying toward me.. My riding teacher saw him coming at me and yelled at me to move away. I said 'I'm fine! The gate is closed! You'll find something better. The song received universal acclaim. Chris DeVille from Stereogum wrote: "The melody is so gorgeously wistful, the wordplay so subtly pristine, the heartache so profound. Also, given that it actually sounds like a country song floating through outer space, we all ought to stand up and applaud the levels of compositional genius.
People are suffering and the future is uncertain. In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. But in the midst of all the loss and uncertainty there are signs everywhere of human compassion and renewal. Bluer skies hang over China and Los Angeles. Clearer water and a positive effect on wildlife is being seen. You just might have to look in a different corner of the sky. A portion of the sales will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Added a puzzle and an organic cotton tee to the store. Been a fan of this company for a long time.