Kacey Musgraves won four Grammys including Album of the Year for her fourth studio album Godlen Hour, a project inspired by new love and her marriage to fellow country music artist Ruston Kelly. Her new album star-crossed, out on September 10, takes its energy from the breakdown of that union. After sharing the project's title track, Musgraves returns with "justified," a song written from deep within the ambivalence of a breakup.
The track's music video is reminiscent of Alanis Morrissette's classic "Ironic" video with Musgraves playing several different versions of herself, each feeling a different emotion, driving down a highway to who knows where. It's pretty much the perfect setting for listening to a song like this, a country-pop ode to feelings that refuse to sort themselves out unless you shout along to the right song. Played loud, of course.