Country star Kacey Musgraves' most recent LP Golden Hour has been widely hailed for its hazy, lazy, acid-tinged edges, and her new video for single "Space Cowboy" is kind of a visual exemplar of all the things about that record which were so good.
Its low-key sensibility mirrors that of the record, which sees Musgraves making many everyday observations about both her relationships and the world around her, though her turn of phrase—much like the pretty way the light hits in the video—elevates what she's saying, so it sounds like poetry. Elsewhere, the scenes featuring billowing purple clouds feel like a sunny day acid trip, and fit especially well with the atmospheric instrumentation of the album, and indeed of "Space Cowboy" as a standalone track.
It's a great merging of the reality at the center of the stories Musgraves tells via her songs, and her fantastical embellishments of those stories, both musically and lyrically—oh, and it's also pretty sad, with bonus #relatable scene of a stood-up Kacey drinking a large glass of white wine. So really it has everything. Watch above.
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