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Album Review: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

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Photo: Universal Music Australia

Golden Hour is the third studio album by Kacey Musgraves. The American singer, once again, put together a sensational record that excites and moves the audience, whether you are country music fan or not.

Slow Burn’s gentle acoustic guitar opens the album. In this song, Kacey Musgraves’ lyrics feel extremely personal and honest, something which helps to connect with the audience. Following, there’s Butterflies, a track about the feeling of falling in love with her husband, wrote just a week after she met him.

Though lately it is usual to see pop artists experimenting with country music, this is the opposite case. In this album, Kacey Musgraves plays with many different genres, from electronic effects inspired by Daft Punk in Oh, What A World, passing through disco influences in High Horse, to pop vibes in Velvet Elvis, an uplifting and catchy song about being in love.

Lastly, Golden Hour features two personal and warm piano tracks: Mother and Rainbow. The first, a nostalgic one minute track dedicated to Kacey’s mother, wrote while under the effect of LSD. The second, a quite optimistic song about the belief that even while going though hard times, at some point a positive light will shine through.

Kacey Musgraves sees this album as her own “golden hour”, and at least on the music side I agree with her. Golden Hour is such an outstanding album, which nicely mixes together what Kacey Musgraves does better, country, with few more styles, as electronic and disco. This record is a collection of emotional and personal songs, which never fails to intrigue the audience: both music and lyrics are majestically crafted.