While performing for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series today (June 26), country star Kacey Musgraves naturally dived into a handful of new songs from her sophomore album Pageant Material, which she released earlier this week.
But given the historic events that unfolded today — with the U.S. legalizing gay marriage — she really, really, really had no choice but to cap the festivities with a celebratory rendition of her 2013 hit “Follow Your Arrow.”
The anthem for getting with whoever the hell you want cheerfully toasts promiscuity, drinking, smoking, and same-sex relationships… “it that’s something you’re into.” With a sing-along chorus that includes feel-good lines and pro-LGBT sentiments like “Make lots of noise/Kiss lots of boys/Or kiss lots of girls if that’s what you’re into,” it’s probably being played at Pride parties across the country at this very moment.
So, joined by a quintet of musicians outfitted in snazzy, sparkly suits, Musgraves reflected upon the aptness of her “spontaneous” finale choice.
“How great of a day is today? It really is. It is crazy,” she said. “And if I keep talking about it I’m going to get emotional. My sister called me ugly-crying about the legalization of gay marriage and I just think it’s insane. And so while we’re here, if it’s OK with y’all, I’d love to do ‘Follow Your Arrow.’ I think it’s appropriate.”
The 26-year-old then quipped, “Now that it’s all legal I don’t have anything to sing about!” before launching into the song — and even tacking on the plea “marry anyone you want!” at the end of the second chorus.
Musgraves also shared her excitement on Twitter earlier, writing that’s she’s proud to be alive on this “historically fabulous day.”