Kacey Musgraves has shared her new music video for “simple times,” another song from her star-crossed album, which is also released today (10). The clip is part of her star-crossed: the film, directed by Bardia Zeinali and streaming from today on Paramount +.
The video features Musgraves walking through a shopping mall with Victoria Pedretti (You), Princess Nokia, and Symone (Drag Race). Vulture describes it as “an efficient vehicle for Y2K nostalgia, a delightful revenge/heist fantasy, [and] a spotlight for the many charms of comedian Meg Stalter.”
A dedicated page at Musgraves’ website has full details of how to watch star-crossed: the film around the world. The Paramount + global premiere takes place today in the US, Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, and Canada; fans outside of these markets can watch on MTV via its worldwide network of channels in nearly 180 regions.
The artist will begin a run of dates on the star-crossed: unveiled tour in North America on January 19 in St. Paul, MN. Highlights include a February 5 date at Madison Square Garden in New York and her February 11 appearance at the Bridgestone Arena. The itinerary concludes on February 20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Musgraves is also booked for Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain on June 2.
As the new album emerges, The Guardian’s Laura Snapes writes in her review of star-crossed: “If there’s a fresh direction here, it’s to more straightforwardly poppy songs that make a virtue of Musgraves’ sweet melodic tendencies.” The Line of Best Fit describes it enthusiastically as “a record that has surpassed all of the greatness her previous efforts entailed.” Slant, meanwhile, says that the follow-up to 2018’s Golden Hour is “just as effortlessly melodic and accessible. But it’s also more eclectic, far afield of modern radio tropes, either of the pop or country varieties.”
Buy or stream the star-crossed album.