Kacey Musgraves has returned to the scene together with her fifth album known as “Star-Crossed,” that includes songs of heartbreak and placing style moments within the accompanying movie directed by Bardia Zeinali.
The movie, additionally of the identical identify, was launched on Friday, together with the extremely anticipated album. The 50-minute clip is a fantasy retelling of her relationship with ex-husband Ruston Kelly, whom she divorced in September 2020, exploring the feelings she felt earlier than, throughout and after.
Musgraves and Kelly started relationship in mid-2016, then had been engaged by December of that yr. In October 2017, the 2 wed in Tennessee. Last July, the couple filed for divorced, saying “it just simply didn’t work out” in a joint assertion.
It’s no secret that one of many overarching themes of the album and movie is her relationship with Kelly.
The movie’s absence of a husband or male protagonist, with Musgraves dressed up in characters with any marital connection, resembling a bride and not using a groom and a lady that carefully resembles a Stepford spouse.
Despite its emotional lyrics and depiction of heartbreak, the brief movie boasts loads of colours and classy outfits, with some as an ode to the late ‘90s and early Aughts. The film also features cameos from the likes Eugene Levy of “Schitt’s Creek,” Victoria Pedretti of “You” and Symone from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
The first scene, that includes the track “Star-Crossed,” sees Musgraves in a dressing up wedding ceremony costume with puffed sleeves, a veil and jewels on her eyebrows as she dances with different ladies in colourful outfits. At the tip of the track, Musgraves walks towards the chapel featured in Quentin Tarantino’s hit 2003 movie “Kill Bill.”
The subsequent track, “Simple Times,” reveals Musgraves in a lightweight blue turtleneck cropped sweater paired with a metallic blue skirt, child blue socks and blue idler heels, within the firm of Pedretti, Symone and Princess Nokia. The visitor stars additionally don related outfits, however in several colours resembling child pink, lavender and scorching pink.
The group shot of the 4 strolling within the mall is particularly paying homage to Gianni Versace’s fall marketing campaign shot by Richard Avedon from 1994, that includes supermodels Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington and Bridget Hall.
The 4 ladies are then seen becoming matching ivory tweed Chanel two-piece fits as they put on masks and carry medieval weapons to rob a finances bridal retailer.
“Good Wife” sees Musgraves costume in a dainty, yellow floral midi costume and carrying Prada’s signature white headband, becoming a member of different ladies who’re expressionless as they go about their every day routine robotically like the ladies depicted within the movie “The Stepford Wives” starring Nicole Kidman.
Later within the film, Musgraves will get right into a automotive accident, the place her physique is actually present in items. The ambulance arrives and the EMTs decide up all of her physique elements and place them on a gurney earlier than they arrive on the hospital and current her to the surgeon, performed by Eugene Levy.
Levy and the nurses work collectively to revive her by fixing her damaged coronary heart, which was portrayed earlier within the scene by means of an X-ray. When she is put again collectively, she wears a steel bustier and silk maxiskirt as she is greeted by a black horse on the Los Angeles River.
The final track, “Gracias a la Vida,” is the ultimate one in Musgraves’ album, and means “thanks to life” translated from Spanish. The track was initially written and carried out by Violeta Parra, a Chilean singer who was a part of the motion and style known as the Nueva Canción Chilena. As she sings her rendition, Musgraves wears a pink, flowing, tulle robe full together with her jet black hair down, finishing the look with pink lipstick.
“Star-Crossed” is now out there on audio streaming platforms and to observe on Paramount+.
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