Like virtually everything about country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves — namely, her bracingly good lead single “Merry Go Round” and her peerless alt-country-pop album Same Trailer Different Park — the video for Musgraves’ new single, “Blowin’ Smoke,” is as good as it gets.
The hazy, smoke-filled clip complements the song’s vibe — that is, bitterly resigned in a nicely self-deprecating way — perfectly, as Musgraves dresses up as the prettiest diner waitress you’ve ever seen, taking cigarette breaks with her co-workers as they plot an escape from their small-town life. Most videos this literal feel unimaginative, but like Musgraves’ songwriting, the clip is so lovingly detailed that it’s irresistible.
Oh, man. I just love Kacey Musgraves so much. You will, too.
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