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Kacey Musgraves’ New Single Inspired by Former Boyfriend

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Kacey Musgraves has revealed the inspiration for her latest single, ‘Keep It To Yourself.’

Not surprisingly, Musgraves penned the song about her breakup with an ex-boyfriend who she realized was no longer good for her.

“I was going through a bit of a personal down moment and a break-up, and self-discipline has never been something that I’ve been very good at,” she says.

Luckily for Musgraves and her fans, she was able to turn her difficult situation into good music.

“When this song talks about keeping it to yourself, it’s just about knowing and wanting to know how that person feels about you like in a situation, but just knowing that it’s not good for you anymore and that you literally have to be the strong person and say, ‘Don’t tell me, because it’s just going to rope me back in,’” she adds.

“It’s going to create that cycle again, I feel like that’s something that a lot of people go through and it’s about getting over that hump; that hard part where you’re just going to die because this person’s not there anymore so literally you just have to be like, ‘If you have feelings for me, just put them on a shelf,’ like I don’t want to hear about them.”

‘Keep It To Yourself’ is Musgraves’ latest single from her debut album, ‘Same Trailer Different Park,’ which won her Album of the Year at the 2014 ACM Awards.

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