Ahead of her new album, ‘Golden Hour,’ Kacey Musgraves has released two new songs from the album. One of the newly released singles is ‘Space Cowboy.’ The song is about the heartbreak of a failed love affair and coming to terms with letting go. This is the first new music Musgraves has released in awhile, but the single ‘Space Cowboy’ was definitely worth the wait. ‘Space Cowboy’ was released to country radio on February 23, 2018.
There’s nothing worse in a relationship when one partner desperately wants to leave and not be tied down. ‘Space Cowboy’ is the tart goodbye to that kind of relationship. Of letting go of someone who clearly wants their space, So you can have your space, cowboy. I ain’t going to fence you in. It sees the ending of love as inevitable as the setting sun, I know my place and it ain’t with you. Well sunsets fade, and love does too. Musgraves’s views on love have never been of a happily ever after and she continues to sing about that belief in this power ballad. The song is sad, the ending of a love affair, but it is also strangely comforting. It tells of the strength of letting go of a love that isn’t meant to last and being okay with that decision.
Musgraves is set to release her fourth album, ‘Golden Hour,‘ on March 30, 2017. This will be her first non-Christmas album since her sophomore album, ‘Pageant Material.’ Her first two albums, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ and ‘Pageant Material,’ both hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and it is expected that ‘Golden Hour’ will receive the same kind of recognition. The inspiration for the album title was partly due to Musgraves experiencing the total solar eclipse in August of 2017, “It felt like this majestic time where God was saying, ‘This is a moment to be present for, to witness and relish in the beauty of this incredible world,’” she says. “That was important for me to include on this record. It’s such an ugly time right now with society and politics, and it could be easy to focus on that. But one thing we could use is a little more love and positivity and pretty colors.” Fans of Musgraves can listen to ‘Space Cowboy’ as they wait for the album to drop later this month.
Kacey Musgraves co-wrote ‘Space Cowboy’ with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.
This summer, you can catch Kacey Musgraves on tour where she will be opening for Harry Styles. The tour will only be making one stop in New England. They will be at the TD Garden in Boston, MA on June 18, 2018.
Favorite Lyrics: After the gold rush, there ain’t no reason to stay. Shoulda learned from the movies that good guys don’t run away.
You can purchase ‘Space Cowboy’ on iTunes here.