It’s super exciting that Golden Hour will be playing through our speakers and headphones in less than a week!! To hold us over until then, have a read through these interviews where Kacey talks about the new album!
Oh yay! Yeah, I’ve never really wanted to have or have had “relationship songs,” you know? I’ve just been inspired by other parts of life. I mean I’ve had one or two here and there, “Late to the Party” or whatever. But yeah, when I got really happy, I was like, “Man. Am I gonna be able to write anymore?” I was a little bit worried that it was gonna go away, but it kind of turned the opposite corner and inspired me even more. But I also didn’t want the album just to be 20 love songs and bore everybody to death. I liked pulling in other aspects of things, like with “Rainbow,” or “Mother,” or “Space Cowboy.” I mean you gotta still have a little bit of depressing in there somewhere.
I didn’t have any preconceived idea of anything. I just knew that I wanted to follow whatever it was that was inspiring me. I don’t think I’ll ever make the same album twice. It gets boring for me. We’ve been playing the same material out for years now. And though I love those songs—they’re a huge part of me—it’s just natural to ebb and flow. I feel like I’ve always been somebody who can always straddle genre lines, and weave in and out of things.
I feel like when people hear this, they’ll recognize the familiar parts of it that are me but also see this other vision that I had and hopefully they’re along for the ride. I think it’ll bring in new audience. But I also hope that it gives the people who appreciate what I do in country music something to hold onto.