Kacey Musgraves previewed new music on social media that left her fans in (emoji) tears.
On Saturday (Aug. 21), Musgraves first teased a snippet of a new song without sharing its title or any other details.
Soon after, she followed with several more Instagram posts, each one unveiling the next line from what appeared to be a set of lyrics.
The words described the heartache of a relationship that’s ended, perhaps alluding to her own divorce from Ruston Kelly.
Put together, her posts read: “Let me set the scene/ Two lovers ripped right at the seams/ They woke up from the perfect dream/ And then the darkness came/ I signed the papers yesterday/ You came and took your things away/ Moved out of the home we made/ And gave you back your name/ What have we done? / Did we fly too high?/ Just to get burned by the sun?/ No one’s to blame/ ‘Cause we called all the angels to save us/ But I guess they got lost…”
Comments ranged from sad faces to announcements about being “all in” and “ready” for the new tune.
“They see me as this starry-eyed, rose-colored glasses kinda girl; the Golden Hour girl. Well, here I come with a post-divorce album, bursting the f—ing bubble,” Musgraves recently revealed of her next record. She paralleled the recording process to grieving — “Denial, anger, sadness, depression, bargaining, guilt… [I’ve felt] all of those things” — and added that the new album captures “the push and pull of tension between sorrow and joy” as she experiences life after marriage.
Listen to her latest teaser on Instagram.