Kacey Musgraves has returned to the scene with her fifth album identified as “Star-Crossed,” that includes songs of heartbreak and putting style times in the accompanying movie directed by Bardia Zeinali.
The movie, also of the similar identify, was released on Friday, together with the hugely expected album. The 50-minute clip is a fantasy retelling of her romance with ex-husband Ruston Kelly, whom she divorced in September 2020, exploring the thoughts she felt ahead of, throughout and following.
Musgraves and Kelly started courting in mid-2016, then were being engaged by December of that calendar year. In October 2017, the two wed in Tennessee. Previous July, the few submitted for divorced, declaring “it just merely didn’t get the job done out” in a joint assertion.
It’s no mystery that a single of the overarching themes of the album and film is her marriage with Kelly.
The film’s absence of a husband or male protagonist, with Musgraves dressed up in people with any marital connection, such as a bride without a groom and a girl that intently resembles a Stepford spouse.
Irrespective of its emotional lyrics and depiction of heartbreak, the small film features lots of hues and elegant outfits, with some as an ode to the late ‘90s and early Aughts. The movie also functions cameos from the likes Eugene Levy of “Schitt’s Creek,” Victoria Pedretti of “You” and Symone from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
The initial scene, that includes the track “Star-Crossed,” sees Musgraves in a costume wedding gown with puffed sleeves, a veil and jewels on her eyebrows as she dances with other women in colourful outfits. At the conclude of the music, Musgraves walks toward the chapel highlighted in Quentin Tarantino’s strike 2003 movie “Kill Invoice.”
The future tune, “Simple Instances,” demonstrates Musgraves in a light-weight blue turtleneck cropped sweater paired with a metallic blue skirt, newborn blue socks and blue loafer heels, in the firm of Pedretti, Symone and Princess Nokia. The guest stars also don identical outfits, but in unique shades this kind of as baby pink, lavender and incredibly hot pink.
The team shot of the 4 strolling in the mall is especially reminiscent of Gianni Versace’s tumble campaign shot by Richard Avedon from 1994, that includes supermodels Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington and Bridget Corridor.
The 4 gals are then found changing into matching ivory tweed Chanel two-piece fits as they don masks and have medieval weapons to rob a finances bridal retail outlet.
“Good Wife” sees Musgraves gown in a dainty, yellow floral midi dress and sporting Prada’s signature white headband, signing up for other women who are expressionless as they go about their each day program robotically like the women of all ages depicted in the movie “The Stepford Wives” starring Nicole Kidman.
Later in the movie, Musgraves will get into a car or truck incident, where her body is literally located in items. The ambulance arrives and the EMTs select up all of her system components and place them on a gurney ahead of they arrive at the medical center and current her to the surgeon, performed by Eugene Levy.
Levy and the nurses perform with each other to revive her by repairing her broken coronary heart, which was portrayed before in the scene by means of an X-ray. When she is place back alongside one another, she wears a metal bustier and silk maxiskirt as she is greeted by a black horse at the Los Angeles River.
The last tune, “Gracias a la Vida,” is the final a single in Musgraves’ album, and means “thanks to life” translated from Spanish. The song was initially prepared and done by Violeta Parra, a Chilean singer who was portion of the movement and genre called the Nueva Canción Chilena. As she sings her rendition, Musgraves wears a purple, flowing, tulle gown with her jet black hair down, finishing the glance with pink lipstick.
“Star-Crossed” is now offered on audio streaming platforms and to observe on Paramount+.
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