Star-Crossed: The Film will be available to stream on Paramount+ starting September 10.
If you don't have a Paramount+ account, the streaming service offers a seven-day free trial for new customers, which allows you to watch Star-Crossed for free online the same day. After your first week, Paramount+ costs $4.99 a month for its Essential plan. The monthly Essential plan does include ads, but you can pay $9.99 for Paramount+'s Premium package, which also includes a seven-day free trial and is mostly ad-free.
Both plans include access to stream Kacey Musgraves' Star-Crossed for free online as many times as you want, plus access to CBS shows, live news and NFL games.
Who Is in the Star-Crossed: The Film Cast?
The Bardia Zeinali-directed project also features work from Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique. The all-star cast for Star-Crossed includes Eugene Levy, RuPaul's Drag Race winner Symone, Megan Stalter, Princess Nokia and You's Victoria Pedretti.
How to Buy Kacey Musgraves Tour Tickets
On Thursday (Sept. 9), tickets went on sale for Kacey Musgraves' Star-Crossed headlining tour.
The 15-city tour includes a stop at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 11, 2022, and concludes Feb. 20 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Along the way, she'll also visit Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and more. King Princess and MUNA will join as supporting artists.
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'Let me set the scene,' Kacey Musgraves sings on the lead single from her newest album, Star-Crossed, which finally arrives this week, nearly three years after 2018's critically-acclaimed Golden Hour. 'Two lovers ripped right at the seams / They woke up from the perfect dream / And then the darkness came.'
The title track also happens to be the first thing we hear in the trailer for the album's cinematic companion, Star-Crossed: The Film, which fans can stream this week online on Paramount+.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the full-length, Bardia Zeinali-directed project, as well as how to get tickets to Musgraves' upcoming tour dates.
When Is Star-Crossed: The Film Available?
Star-Crossed: The Film will be available to stream on Paramount+ starting September 10th, which is the same day you can purchase Musgraves' new LP
How to Watch Kacey Musgraves' Star-Crossed: The Film Online for Free
Paramount+ is the only place you can watch the Star-Crossed movie right now. The good news is that you can stream it right away with your Paramount+ subscription, or for free if you haven't signed up for the service yet.
If you haven't joined Paramount+ yet, the new streaming service offers a 7-day free trial for new customers, which means you can sign up with a new account and start watching Star-Crossed for free online the same day. After your first week, Paramount+ costs $4.99 a month for its base plan.
Paramount+ is one of the only streamers that comes with a free trial. The Essential plan - the service's cheapest monthly option - starts at $4.99 per month after your week-long trial period, and you can always cancel your plan at any point during your free trial before you're charged the monthly rate.
Once you're set up with a Paramount+ account, you can stream Star-Crossed on your smart TV and with your Apple TV, Fire TV Stick and Roku devices.
What's a new thing that you learned about yourself? What was the thing sonically that you learned about yourself on this record?
Musgraves: I'm pulling from a wider range of influences on this record. I'm playing with a lot of different textures and a lot of different sounds that I haven't really tried before. And I even learned a little bit of Spanish for this record. It was really fun for me. I grew up in Texas; I've been around Spanish speakers my whole life. I just really respect the language. I think it's gorgeous. Just kind of as a fan, I've been taking Spanish lessons for several years. But I heard the song "Gracias a la Vida," and I knew that I had to record it for this.
You know, the last time I heard that song was in the context of a Chilean protest singer who sang it in the 1970s. I wondered if you knew about the song's history and why you wanted to include it on this album.
Musgraves: The song was written by Violeta Parra. She's a Chilean folk singer, activist, songwriter and very well-respected. The version that I heard, though, was recorded by Mercedes Sosa some years after Violeta died. And I think it's interesting that this song was on the last album she had written; she did commit suicide. I think that adds to the intense, tragic and sorrowful nature of what this song is saying 'thank you' to life. You've given me so much. You've given me the beautiful and the terrible. You've given me the pain and the laughter. And I'm thankful for all of it. It's saying: 'I'm grateful to be alive.' And I just thought, what a beautiful way to end this record, this chapter where I've done so much self-exploration.
The album starts out with "Star-Crossed" and so "Gracias a la Vida" ends the album. And I think it sums up kind of where I'm at perfectly.
You mentioned that you've been studying Spanish. Has it taught you anything new about writing? Have you learned anything interesting?
Musgraves: I have a goal to one day be able to understand Spanish enough to be able to write a song using the language. There's all these colors that the English language, sadly, just doesn't really use. There are all these other ways to explain something or to convey an emotion, just different shades and different degrees that English just cannot do. Even looking at the lyrics of "Gracias a la Vida" and translating them to English, they just fall so flat, they're so clunky and they're just not as special. So it's been really interesting to see the difference there and to hope to get to a place where I could use that creatively. But my main goal is to be able to have a conversation with somebody and not get embarrassed.
I'm sure there are people who are going to listen to this album after going through divorces or breakups themselves. What do you want this music to say to them?
Musgraves: It's been really amazing to hear from a lot of people who say, 'I've gone through the same thing' or 'I'm going through that right now, and this music means a lot to me.' I think in going through the last chapter, and even through pandemic life, I feel a little bit more connected to humanity through my pain. And all of us over the last year connecting and sharing the kind of micro-frustrations of being a human in 2021, we feel closer to each other. I think that's a really beautiful thing that I'm thankful for.
I think that this record is also a kind of a reminder that the people that you might see on Instagram - be them celebrities or even people in your daily life - we're all putting our highlight reel on, putting our best face forward. And I think as much as you can be "the Golden Hour girl," the girl in love and the girl experiencing this really beautiful facet of life, you can experience the complete antithesis of that, you know? And it's real. It's real life and I just think that embracing the good and the bad and knowing that we're all experiencing it, whether you're famous or not, is a really beautiful reminder that we're all in this together.