Kacey Musgraves will release her fourth studio album, Golden Hour, on March 30, and she’s giving fans another early listen with a new song called “High Horse.” This funky jam is a departure from the traditional sound most country fans expect from the singer, featuring infectious beats that bring the Bee Gees to mine. Zane Lowe of Beats 1 on Apple Music spoke with the singer about the fun jam, which Musgraves admits “was a freaking blast” to write and record.
“I had this title for a while,” she says. “We all know that character that is just a little high of themselves. They’re just a little bit arrogant. I had this title sitting around for a long time and I have my own ideas about who it’s about. Everyone has that character in their life and then I got to write it and oh my gosh, it is the most fun ever.” Musgraves says she was “on a huge Bee Gees kick” when she was making the album and she was intrigued by the idea of a world where the Bee Gees meets country music. She co-wrote “High Horse” with Trent Dabbs and Thomas Schleiter.
“These days I only see music really as falling into two two genres, good or bad. You won’t find someone on this earth that loves country music more than me but that also doesn’t define all my musical tastes,” she adds. “I was inspired by a thought of a world where all these ideas could come together musically and still translate as good songs if I sat down and played them on my guitar.”