On 'Star-Crossed,' Kacey Musgraves Embraces Tragedy : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Kacey Musgraves' latest album, Star-Crossed, chronicles the end of a relationship, through divorce and healing.

On 'Star-Crossed,' Kacey Musgraves Embraces Tragedy

Kacey Musgraves on World Cafe

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Playlist

  • "Star-Crossed"
  • "Good Wife"
  • "Justified"
  • "Camera Roll"
  • "There Is A Light"
  • "Gracias A La Vida"

When Kacey Musgraves last dropped by World Cafe in 2018, she was celebrating the release of Golden Hour. The record was critically acclaimed and would take home Album of the Year from the 2019 Grammy Awards. It was a warm collection off songs inspired by falling in love with her then husband, country singer Ruston Kelly.

Her latest album, Star-Crossed, chronicles the end of that relationship, through divorce and healing. The singer-songwriter describes it as a modern tragedy in three acts — depicted both in song and on screen.

In this episode of World Cafe, Kacey Musgraves talks about embracing tragedy, her psychedelic experience with plant-based therapy and working with Golden Hour producers Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian again. Listen to the full session via the audio player above.

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