With a modest runtime of 48 minutes, the film is said to take “the music from the studio to the screen with gorgeous visuals and a sense of heightened reality.”
Shot by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique, the film was also brought to life by Bardia Zeinali, the mastermind behind Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” music video.
Musgraves says the purpose of the film is to explore the concept of tragedy.
“I became obsessed with the meaning of the word tragedy,” she revealed. “Tragedy has been at the core of the most popular artwork and storytelling since the dawn of time, and it’s remained so popular because there is something cathartic in watching a character, feeling for them, then witnessing their downfall. Either you relate their tragedy to your life, or viewing allows you to forget your own.”