If you’re a Kacey Musgraves fan like me, you’ve been patiently waiting for new music since the release of 2015’s stellar Pagaent Material. Thankfully, she just shared one of her first new tunes, and it’s got all the charm and wisdom we’ve all come to expect from the 28-year-old Texan.
During her recent visit to the beloved radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Musgraves performed a brand new track that shows her softer side. “Butterflies” taps into the way a new love can unleash feelings of joy and self-worth that were beaten down by a previous bad relationship.
So, was this tune inspired by her new fiancé and fellow country singer Ruston Kelly, or just a spark of songwriting brilliance? Either way, the plucky banjo and heartwarming lyrics are sure to appease longtime fans clamoring for new music.
Take a listen to her live performance of the track below.
Musgraves has been in the studio since wrapping up her A Very Kacey Christmas Tour back in December. Although it’s unclear when we’ll get an official LP release date, don’t be surprised to hear more new music from Kacey in the weeks to come.
Until then, you can catch Musgraves on the road at a handful of dates scheduled through August. You can find a full list of tour dates via her official website.