Kacey Musgraves previewed new music on social media that left her fans in (emoji) tears.
On Saturday (Aug. 21), Musgraves first teased a snippet of a new song without sharing its title or any other details.
Soon after, she followed with several more Instagram posts, each one unveiling the next line from what appeared to be a set of lyrics.
The words described the heartache of a relationship that’s ended, perhaps alluding to her own divorce from Ruston Kelly.
Put together, her posts read: “Let me set the scene/ Two lovers ripped right at the seams/ They woke up from the perfect dream/ And then the darkness came/ I signed the papers yesterday/ You came and took your things away/ Moved out of the home we made/ And gave you back your name/ What have we done? / Did we fly too high?/ Just to get burned by the sun?/ No one’s to blame/ ‘Cause we called all the angels to save us/ But I guess they got lost…”
Comments ranged from sad faces to announcements about being “all in” and “ready” for the new tune.
“They see me as this starry-eyed, rose-colored glasses kinda girl; the Golden Hour girl. Well, here I come with a post-divorce album, bursting the f—ing bubble,” Musgraves recently revealed of her next record. She paralleled the recording process to grieving — “Denial, anger, sadness, depression, bargaining, guilt… [I’ve felt] all of those things” — and added that the new album captures “the push and pull of tension between sorrow and joy” as she experiences life after marriage.
Listen to her latest teaser on Instagram.
soul, classic soul, motown,