gets fed up with her free-spirited beau in the video for the heartbreaking “Space Cowboy,” from her recently released Golden Hour.
Released in February, the song’s haunting country-pop melody and gut-wrenching lyrics are reflected in Musgraves’ latest visual. Musgraves is seen facing her partner before she appears heartbroken, looking out her kitchen window and sitting on her bed. Throughout the video, shot on location in Mexico City, Musgraves is seen sitting on the house beams, by herself at a dinner table and arguing with her boyfriend. The video reaches an intense climax as Musgrave’s beau arrives home nonchalantly before getting into another argument with Musgraves. He ends up taking off into the woods to see a chaotic, cloudy sky before riding off on his horse again.
Since the release of Golden Hour in March, Musgraves has been doing the promotional circuit, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Today Show. This lead to her fourth album debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, with the release becoming her third consecutive No. 1 debut. Musgraves will make her Saturday Night Live debut on May 12.
With SNL, a new album and a new video, Musgraves seems to be reaching new heights in her career as she prepares for her upcoming Oh, What a World: Tour this fall.
Watch Musgraves’ “Space Cowboy” video (dir. Courtney Phillips) and listen to her 2015 Daytrotter Session below.