Kacey Musgrave will make her MTV VMA debut on September 12. The music sensation will sing her new song, “Star-Crossed,” love for the first time. Her new and latest music is a tear-jerker. So, keep your tissues ready while she performs live from Barclays Center. The artist will join other performers like Camila Cabello, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, and Olivia Rodrigo. Twenty-One Pilots will also be a part of the show to make it even more memorable. It will be hosted by Doja Cat.
Musgrave’s fourth album titled “Star-Crossed” is all set to release on September 10. LP’s visual component, “Star-Crossed: The Film,” will be released on the day of her performance. The fifty minutes visual has been filmed in LA. The film includes the appearance of stars like Victoria Pedretti and Eugene Levy from Schitt’s Creek.
This album will be Musgrave’s much-awaited release after Golden Hour in 2018. Golden Hour won four Grammys, including “Album of the Year.” She confessed in an interview that her new album couldn’t be any more literal. It delves into a deep tragedy by taking influences from her personal life. The album has a “theatrical kind of almost fantasy take.” There is a classical story giving out a classical vibe amidst all the modern sounds.
The title “Star-Crossed” has an allusion to Romeo and Juliet. She used the album to bring to the forefront her divorce story. The singer and songwriter Ruston Kelly was the former partner of Musgrave. He was the inspiration for Golden Hour. In this album, the artist has penned down the songs to narrate the many stages of grief. The rollout of the album has been accompanied by the selling of merch for playlist promotion.
The songs of the album are most moving when they are not trying to impose a cathartic feeling on the audience. Musgraves has excelled at doing what she does the best. She has documented the terror, numbness, and messiness of mixed feelings. The chorus of “Justified” elucidates upon the dilemma of feeling both love and hatred for a person. On the other hand, “Cherry Blossom” has reflected upon the act of falling in love after it didn’t work out the first time.
MTV VMA will award the victims of 9/11 on the 20th anniversary of the tragic incident. Wait till September 12 to know who will bag most of the accolades this year.