Kacey Musgraves released a new single, “Deeper Well,” off her upcoming fifth studio album of the same title. You can check out the official music video for the song below.
Hot off a GRAMMY win earlier this month, this is the first music solo release by the seven-time GRAMMY-winning country star since “Camera Roll” back in 2022. She recently put out a collab with folk artist Noah Kahan for his song “She Calls Me Back.” Musgraves also featured on a recent Zach Bryan track, “I Remember Everything.”
The upcoming album Deeper Well contains 14 tracks. The country star co-produced the album with her frequent collaborators Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. Also credited are singer-songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
Kacey Musgraves Goes Down a Deeper Well
In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the singer-songwriter discussed everything from new music to the vulnerability personally required (and publically demanded) to be an artist.
“I really do believe in the biggest, most powerful form of connection is vulnerability,” she said. “So it’s like on one hand, I think there’s hardly ever any mystery left in life, especially with artists. But at the same time, we’re here to connect… I really enjoy and revere my privacy and having something just for me and my personal life. I’m really kind of a homebody.”
Musgraves continued, “And as you get ready to release a project, this tsunami of madness is coming to work me… You’re going to be very public-facing again. And that can be — that’s kind of hard for me sometimes.”
She also discussed the importance of a change of scenery in regard to this new album. Musgraves is a longtime Nashville staple, but she decided to head to New York City to make Deeper Well.
“[I would] walk through Washington Square Park, and it smells like weed and p*ss and pizza. There’s people talking, there’s musicians over here, and there’s skateboarders and there’s reggae blasting, and it’s just like it’s on 10. And then you get to the studio and I think you take a little bit of these things with you. It’s like osmosis.”
Explaining further, she said, “When the outer canvas is so maximalistic, I think it’s easier to go to a minimalistic place in your mind versus I think you could make a different record if you were stay on a really desert, in a desert somewhere where there’s no one and there’s nothing going on.”
Deeper Well releases on March 15th. You can presave and preorder the upcoming album via Kacey Musgraves’ official website.