Kacey Musgraves Performs “Star-Crossed” Songs at “SNL” Season Premiere
Kacey musgraves performed songs from his new album Star crossed at the premiere of the 47th season of Saturday Night Live.
Musgraves played a stripped-down version of “Justified” as her first act, sitting on a stool and strumming a guitar that obscured any clothing she could wear – creating the illusion that she was naked, a subtle tribute to a scene in Forrest Gump. “If I need a little / More time to deal with the fact / That you should have treated me right,” she sang, her legs crossed in cowboy boots.
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For his second song, Musgraves made the live debut of “Camera Roll,” a bittersweet ballad about the old memories we all have in our phones. Dressed in jeans and a flannel shirt and playing barefoot, Musgraves pointed out the song’s stark lyrics – “I don’t wanna see them / But I can’t delete them / It doesn’t sound right to me yet. . “
The appearance marked Musgraves’ second time as a musical guest on SNL. She first appeared in the long-running series of comedy sketches in 2018 in support of her Grammy-winning album Golden hour.
Musgraves released Star crossed, the follow-up of Golden hour, in September. It’s a cinematic record full of lush production and personal lyrics inspired in part by the divorce from the Nashville songwriter. She will back the album with the Star-Crossed: Unveiled Tour, which begins Jan. 19 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Musgraves described the LP as a modern three-act tragedy. “This last chapter of my life and all this last year and chapter for our country – in its simplest form, it’s a tragedy,” said Musgraves. Rolling stone in a February cover story. “And then I started to research why portraying a tragedy is actually therapeutic and why it’s an art form that has lasted for centuries. It’s because you set the scene, the audience climaxes the issue with you, and then there’s a resolution. There is a sense of resolve at the end. I was inspired by it.
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