“Space Cowboy”, from Kacey Musgraves’ critically acclaimed album Golden Hour, is already considered one of the year’s best country songs. Now the singer has released a new video to match the song’s somber yet hopeful lyrics.
Filmed in Mexico City and directed by Courtney Phillips, the video features Musgraves spending time alone in a shadowy house. We see glimpses of her partner strolling in and out, as well as an intense argument between the couple before the soon-to-be former flame rides out of town as a watercolor grey sky casts over him. By the end, the darkness surrounding Musgraves gives way to a beam of sunlight, symbolizing the freedom and hope in letting go of a doomed relationship.
Written by Musgraves, Luke Laird and Shane McAnnally, “Space Cowboy” was one of the first releases from Musgraves’ Golden Hour, which dropped on March 30.
Musgraves has a busy year ahead of her. On May 12, she’ll perform on Saturday Night Live. In June, the singer joins Harry Styles on his world tour. She’ll kick off her own Oh What a World Tour on Oct. 13.