Kacey Musgraves Drops New Song, Announces Upcoming Album & Film 'Star-Crossed'

Kacey Musgraves announced on Monday (Aug. 23), that she will release her upcoming studio album, Star-Crossed, on Sept. 10 via Interscope/UMG Nashville. She also dropped the project's title track.

For the new project, Musgraves reunited with Ian Fitchuk and Tashian, her collaborators on the Grammy-winning 2018 project Golden Hour. A press release for Star-Crossed describes the album as being “structured as a modern-day tragedy in three acts,” one that relates “an extremely personal journey of heartache and healing.”

The 15-song album marks the first since Musgraves’ divorce from fellow musician Ruston Kelly. The couple wed in 2017 and announced their split in July 2020. In the title track, which was also released Monday, Musgraves includes the lines, “Signed the papers yesterday/ You came and took your things away/ I moved out of the home we made and gave you back your name.”

The album will be accompanied by a 50-minute film, Star-Crossed, which was directed by Bardia Zeinali and will stream exclusively via Paramount Plus beginning Sept. 10. Said Zeinali of the film in the press release,  "We wanted it to feel cinematic and epic without compromising the heart and the emotion to feel fantastical and heightened and tell her story through the lens of art and fashion."

The movie was filmed in Los Angeles and features cameos from Eugene Levy, Victoria Pedretti, Princess Nokia, Symone (winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race) and comedian Megan Stalter.

Watch the trailer for the film, and check out "Star-Crossed" and the upcoming album's tracklist below:

  1. Star-Crossed
  2. Good Wife
  3. Cherry Blossom
  4. Simple Times
  5. If This Was a Movie…
  6. Justified
  7. Angel
  8. Breadwinner
  9. Camera Roll
  10. Easier Said
  11. Hookup Scene
  12. Keep Lookin’ Up
  13. What Doesn’t Kill Me
  14. There Is a Light
  15. Gracias a la Vida