Does the country star Kacey Musgrave’s go after the reigning queen of pop (and perhaps the world) music, Taylor Swift, a new song?
Musgrave’s deeply attractive new album ‘contest material is full of hummable melodies that are odes to the pot, hometown loyalty, and standing out from the crowd. The song, “Good Ol ‘Boys Club” falls near the end of the album and within the latter category.
“One of the Boys Club good ol ‘” On the track, Musgrave’s sings about how she wants to be she follows in the chorus: “Another gear in a big machine does not sound like fun to me.” That particular line is what led The Verge to run the piece “Check out the diss track Kacey Musgrave’s Taylor Swift ‘.” Why would anyone think this is a “diss track?” Well, Big Machine Records is the hallmark of Swift and country music stalwarts like Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Nashville Republic, a part of Big Machine Label Group, represents artists like Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry.
The “big machine” dig first escaped me when I heard the song, which I interpreted as an attack on the industry that has left “bro-country” flourish. True, it is not a deep reading, but “kids club” is, after all, in the title of the song, and has often been noted that Musgrave’s opposes the likes of Luke Bryan and the aforementioned Florida Georgia Line. Take, for example, a recent Los Angeles Times profile, which holds that it is in the “vanguard of a cresting wave of new talent … that’s considerably sperm injection into the mainstream of country music at a time that has been stuck in a rut of Brother Homogeneity country. “The Pitchfork review of their album, explains that” his rise no doubt feels corrective at a time when red cup of brotherly country brimming with the structural dynamics of EDM, NRA talking points, and ‘rap’. ”
Musgrave’s herself said the song has a “wink” in an interview with Fader, but maintained, “I’m talking about a lot of different people.” She said: “Every industry has its shoo-ins and people who get in because knowing someone, or his father worked here, whatever But, yes, there is a wink.”
If you want to cling to the argument that the song is a timid attack on Taylor Swift in particular, there is much to chew. Musgrave’s, meanwhile, is an ally of Katy Perry, who in turn is allegedly the target of Swift Meanwhile, Swift has left Musgrave’s gender ‘in the dust of the larger, brighter world of pop “Bad Blood.” – Something Musgrave’s does not intend to do so. (“Every artist wants to be the first, not the next one else,” said the New York Daily News.)
Musgrave’s I would take his word that the song is “about a lot of different people,” especially because nothing good comes from talented women feuding publicly. In his song “Cookies” Musgrave’s sings: “I’ll make my honey and I can only do.” Neither artist needs to share the spotlight; they are doing very well on their own.