Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves returns with her reflective third full-length studio album, Golden Hour. Recorded at Sheryl Crow's Nashville, TN studio, Musgraves told EW that the LP has a "trippy twist" and cites "the Bee Gees, Sade, and Neil Young as influences" as well as her recent marriage to fellow musician Ruston Kelly. She worked with frequent collaborators Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby here and enlisted Ian Fitchuk and the Silver Seas' Daniel Tashian as primary co-producers and co-writers.
"I was thinking about how there are different masks that we wear that represent different sides of us," she says of the album's theme. "None of the masks are solely us, but they're all us. On this record, there's the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that's missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the ‘60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser – they're all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole."