Kacey Musgraves Reveals New Album: ‘star-crossed’
Photo by Sophia Matinazad
You didn’t think Kacey Musgraves was just going to release an album like a regular artist, did you?
The six-time Grammy winner announced today, after several days of social media hint-dropping, that her fourth album, star-crossed, is coming Sept. 10 — as is a companion film that will run on the Paramount+ streaming service.
star-crossed marks Musgraves’ first album since 2018’s Golden Hour, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year, and her first since her divorce from singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly in July 2020. The 15-song album was recorded in Nashville in just under three weeks and is “structured as a modern-day tragedy in three acts,” according to a press release announcing the album.
Musgraves once again partnered with Golden Hour-collaborators Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian in co-writing and producing star-crossed.
star-crossed: the film was shot in Los Angeles and stars Musgraves herself, with guest appearances from Eugene Levy, Victoria Pedretti, singer-songwriter Princess Nokia, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Symone, and comedian Megan Stalter. It was directed by Bardia Zeinali, who has previously helmed music videos for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
Watch a trailer for the 50-minute movie, which features Musgraves in a wedding dress, below, and scroll down for a lyric video of the album’s title track.
UPDATE: Musgraves has announced a 15-city tour in support of star-crossed for 2022:
Jan. 19: Saint Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 20: Chicago, IL / United Center
Jan. 21: Kansas City, MO / T-Mobile Center
Jan. 23: Cleveland, OH / Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Jan. 24: Toronto, ON / Scotiabank Arena
Jan. 26: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 27: Boston, MA / TD Garden
Feb. 3: Washington DC / Capital One Arena
Feb. 5: New York, NY / Madison Square Garden
Feb. 9: Atlanta, GA / State Farm Arena
Feb. 11: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 14: Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center
Feb. 16: Denver, CO / Ball Arena
Feb. 19: Oakland, CA / Oakland Arena
Feb. 20: Los Angeles, CA / Staples Center