“More Like Some Of The Older Albums” – Kacey Musgraves On Upcoming Album ‘Deeper Well’

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It’s release week for Kacey Musgraves.

The Texas native’s fifth studio album, Deeper Well, is dropping this Friday, March 15th. With two singles from the album’s tracklist already being released, fans are highly anticipating what else is in store for the album, as the sound seems to mimic the country sound we have seen previously from Musgraves.

As part of the press for her album, Kacey Musgraves sat down with TODAY’s Willie Geist for a ‘Sunday Sitdown,’ where she discussed the forthcoming project. The two wandered through Washington Square Park in New York City before heading to the Greenwich studio, Electric Lady Studios, where the album was recorded.

The legendary studio is a sacred creative space among musicians and played an integral role in the creative process that led to Deeper Well. While the city was an important factor in the creation of this project, so was Musgraves’ phase of life. After the release of Golden Hour, which highlighted Musgraves falling in love, fans enjoyed Star-Crossed three years later, detailing the heartbreak of her divorce. The album poetically resembled a “Shakespeare saga,” filled with drama and heartbreak.

At 35, Musgraves feels the most secure in her identity, leading to Deeper Well’s sound.

“It feels very grounded. I’m 35. I feel like I know myself better than maybe in the past. ‘Deeper Well’ is maybe more like some of the older albums which is more just like observations on life and just human emotion and nature… lightness, darkness.”

Musgraves notes that in this phase of her life, she no longer resists growth, which is reflected in the music on the album. Willie Geist then notes that he feels like Musgraves is telling the story of growing up on the album’s title track, “Deeper Well.” While the song has some profound undertones of recognizing things that don’t serve you anymore and shedding old habits, fans can still expect to see youthful and playful messages in the album.

“Maybe some growing up. Not all the way, just a little bit.” 

Friday can’t come soon enough. If the rest can keep up with the two singles already released, I think Deeper Well could easily become a contender for one of the best albums of 2024.

“Deeper Well”

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

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