Kacey Musgraves, country music’s golden girl from Golden, Texas, has entered into her golden hour.
The ‘golden hour’ refers to that brief period of time after sunrise or before sunset during which the daylight is at the height of its vividness and warmth. It’s a phenomenon that provides the perfect metaphor for the transformative personal experiences and deepened state of mind that influenced the making of Musgraves’ latest album, Golden Hour.
In the follow-up to her game-changing albums Same Trailer, Different Park and Pageant Material, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who both co-produced Golden Hour and co-wrote all 13 songs on the record, reveals new sides to her artistry that are equal parts familiar and fresh. Musgraves, who made a name for herself with her bitingly frank and progressively-minded commentary, critiquing the country music industry, small town life, and the conventional lifestyle, expands on her ‘cosmic country hippie’ brand with this dreamy and introspective offering. Golden Hour explores those moments in one’s timeline when things feel like they’re finally coming into fruition, including the finding love and happiness, living life in the present, and learning to witness and appreciate the beauty of the universe around you.