Musgraves teamed up with Apple Music to create the perfect live video for this track. She also sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music to chat about the vibe of the video and so much more. She doesn’t hold back discussing her music and her unconventional ways.
When the two sat down for their interview, he asked her if this was what she had in mind when contemplating the live video. She simply smiled and answered, “When they said, ‘What kind of vibe do you want for this?’ I said, “Think steamy, modern neon jungle.” And they f****** delivered that… I’m really loving this vibe. It’s really fun. It’s kind of a moody song and, I don’t know, it just felt right.”
Lowe couldn’t help but gush over his feelings for this album in general. He appropriately says that Golden Hour is “a very open album.”
“It’s definitely, I would say, my most personal. I feel like I’m sharing more of myself on this album than I ever have,” Musgraves tells him. “I mean, I’ve always been kind of an observationist. Kind of looking at the world around me or the town that I grew up in and talking about that. And I’ve never really focused on talking about my own emotions, sharing those, where I’m at, you know? It just felt like the right time. I’m 29. I just got married. A lot of things have come to fruition for me, personally. I’m a lot happier now and I just feel like more of an open person, so naturally, it’s just been reflected in the songs.”
During their conversation, Musgraves also touched on the fact that she strays away from the norm in modern day country. She’s not afraid to be herself — especially in her writing.
“Well, there’s a lot of freedom when you do that from day one because there’s no expectations on you. Especially me coming from the Nashville modern country music genre. There can be a lot of expectations, stipulations, boxes, a lot of rigid lines, especially as a female. And I was just like, ‘That’s not going to be me.’ I’ll just literally not have a career if this isn’t going to work. I’m not going to do this if I can’t just do what I want to do. It would kill me if I would have come out of the box and swallowed my pride and sang a song or done something that wasn’t really me or didn’t really feel right but got attention.”
There’s a lot more where that came from. Watch the full interview with Lowe for Beats 1 on Apple Music below. Then, check out the full live video for “Slow Burn” here.