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Musgraves is "star-crossed"

Monday, August 23, 2021 – Kacey Musgraves will release her fourth studio album, "star-crossed," on Sept. 10 via Interscope Records / UMG Nashville.

"star-crossed: the film," directed by Bardia Zeinali, stars Musgraves, and will be streamed exclusively via Paramount+ on the same day.

he title track written by Musgraves, Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk along with the film's trailer are both out now. "star-crossed" is the first album of new material from Musgraves since releasing "Golden Hour" in 2018.

For "star-crossed," Musgraves collaborated once again with co-producers and writers, Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian, and was recorded in Nashville earlier this year in just under three weeks. The 15-song collection, structured as a modern-day tragedy in three acts, tells an extremely personal journey of heartache and healing. Since her last album, Musgraves has split with fellow singer Ruston Kelley.

"star-crossed : the film" takes the music from the studio to the screen with visuals and a sense of heightened reality envisioned by Musgraves and Zeinali and shot by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique ("A Star Is Born," "Black Swan"). "We wanted it to feel cinematic and epic without compromising the heart and the emotion," Zeinali said, "to feel fantastical and heightened and tell her story through the lens of art and fashion."

The 50-minute movie was filmed over a 10-day shoot in Los Angeles and features cameos from Emmy Award-winner Eugene Levy, Victoria Pedretti ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," "You"), singer-songwriter Princess Nokia, Symone (RuPaul's Drag Race winner) and comedian Megan Stalter.

The track list is:
star-crossed
good wife
cherry blossom
simple times
if this was a movie..
justified
angel
breadwinner
camera roll
easier said
hookup scene
keep lookin' up
what doesn't kill me
there is a light
gracias a la vida


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