Video: Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
From Golden Hour, out now on MCA Nashville.
Fresh off scoring the #1 album on the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll and sweeping the Grammys (Country Song, Country Album, Country Solo Performance, and Album of the Year) Kacey Musgraves releases another single from Golden Hour. This is an optimistic piano ballad co-written years ago with Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby.
The sky has finally opened
The rain and wind stopped blowin’
But you’re stuck out in the same ol’ storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella
It can be heard as a different take on the same metaphor as “Silver Lining” from 2013’s Same Trailer Different Park, maybe even a prequel.
I’m happy that everybody has finally caught up to Kacey Musgraves. She’s been subverting the country establishment for years now. And she’s been on a cosmic trajectory that has achieved a critical consensus that’s pretty uncommon these days. The only thing left for her to tackle is country radio.
Originally from Same Trailer Different Park (MCA Nashville, 2013).