“It’s Not For This Chapter” — Kacey Musgraves On Why She Quit Weed

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For a girl who shook up the country genre over a decade ago with outright references to weed (times have really changed, huh?), this is kind of shocking.

Kacey Musgraves is gearing up to release her fourth major label studio album Deeper Well, and in a wide-ranging interview with Cut Magazine, she admitted that it’s true; she really has given up weed.

In the title track for the aforementioned new album, she says:

“I used to wake and bake
Roll out of bed, hit the gravity bong that I made
And start the day
For a while, it got me by
Everything I did seemed better when I was high
I don’t know why”

And of course, it left many fans wondering if that was 100% true, or more so just a clever reference to songs like “Follow Your Arrow,” where she says:

“When the straight and narrow gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow wherever it points, yeah”

Or on her 2013 debut record Same Trailer Different Park, she writes in “Dandelion”:

“Sent you dancing on the breeze
And like a stupid little girl
I spent my wishes on a weed
Thinkin’ it could change my world”

Kacey’s been pretty outspoken about using marijuana (in addition to other drugs) over the years, and even said that the song “Mother,” from her Grammy-winning Golden Hour album, only happened while she was high on LSD.

But she’s clearing the air once and for all, saying that she really has cut out any form of weed from her life, adding that it was “early-20s Kacey behavior”:

“Sorry, y’all! It’s not for this chapter.”

She admitted that she now spends her time house-shopping on Zillow (and she recently purchased a mountain house in the hills of Tennessee), though she says revisiting her stoner days isn’t totally out of the question, either…

“Maybe later, when I’m a 60-year-old lady with nothing to do and I’m just doing pottery all day, maybe. We’ll see.”

There ya have it, folks.

In addition to the new album, Kacey is gearing up to appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live tomorrow evening, and will head out on a world tour starting in April:

She’s released two songs from Deeper Well thus far, “Too Good to be True” and the title track. The project contains a 14-song tracklist, and was produced by Kacey alongside Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk and recorded at Electric Lady studio in New York City.

Deeper Well will be out everywhere on March 15th.

“Deeper Well”

“Too Good to be True”

Deeper Well tracklist:

1. Cardinal
2. Deeper Well
3. Too Good to be True
4. Moving Out
5. Giver / Taker
6. Sway
7. Dinner with Friends
8. Heart of the Woods
9. Jade Green
10. The Architect
11. Lonely Millionaire
12. Heaven Is
13. Anime Eyes
14. Nothing to be Scared Of

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock