Kacey Musgraves Returns to Her Roots in Live Performance of ‘Slow Burn’ on ‘Colbert’
Kacey Musgraves appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on March 29 to give a stripped-down, acoustic version of her new song "Slow Burn." Readers can press play above to watch the performance.
The song kicks off the track list of Musgraves' newest project, Golden Hour, which came out Friday (March 30). The slow ballad draws on Musgraves' singer-songwriter folk roots and hearkens back to folk artists like Neil Young, with her characteristically clever lyrics and weighty, poignant delivery.
"Born in a hurry / Always late / Haven't been early since '88 / Texas is hot / I can be cold / Grandma cried when I pierced my nose," the song begins, "Good in a glass / Good on green / Good when you're putting your hands all over me / I'm all right with a slow burn / Taking my time while the world turns."
The performance on Colbert was the first time Musgraves has publicly shared the song, which takes a turn away from the country style she's known for towards the instrumental. While Musgraves incorporates electronic keyboards and choir vocals in the chorus, it's not her first foray into a different musical vibe on the Golden Hour album: The previously released "High Horse" takes a definite plunge into disco, adding to the range that speaks to Musgraves' talent and the variety on the album as a whole.
The country star will re-join Little Big Town's Breakers Tour on April 5 in Minneapolis, Minn. Beforehand, she is also slotted to make appearances on The Today Show and The Ellen Show in the coming days.
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