We need more Kacey Musgraves on country radio.
Kacey released her sophomore album last year and it’s really good. The first two singles, however, haven’t gotten very high on the charts. That’s too bad. I think the mainstream radio audience is missing out on some great songs.
I don’t know if this next one will be Kacey’s next single, but it’s a good one and I’ve seen it on a few Spotify playlists so I thought it would be as good as any to include here.
Late To The Party – Kacey Musgraves
It’s always a little tricky to guess the meaning of Kacey’s lyrics. She’s pretty clever with the stories she weaves in those words and music.
But I think this one is a love song. It seems to be about a couple that is so in love with each other that they really don’t worry about anyone else.
The hook is that they’re always late for things together. They’re just too busy being in love and being just the two of them that going to parties with others is really not that important. They can have their own party and they don’t want to spend time apart if they can help it.
This song also sounds different from anything you’ll hear on country radio right now. But it’s still really catchy in a subtle way. After a few listens you’re singing along and that’s always a good sign with a song. I really like this one. It’s kind of a throwback love song. Subtle, with a great story.
What do you think?
CML Points: 88/100