Thursday, April 30, 2015

Follow Your Arrow

I figured, because it's the lat post of the semester, I'd change things up a bit. Looking at the music industry, the first names that seem to come to mind when people think of progressive, inspirational female writers are those of Beyonce, Meghan Trainor, etc.

If you're not a country music fan, then it would make some sense that you haven't heard of her, but a newcomer to the music scene that I feel deserves some credit is Kasey Musgraves. Her music ranges from being about love, life, and the usual, but a lot of her music is about bettering yourself and making the most of your life. 

By and far, my favorite song of her's thus far is "Follow Your Arrow". The song talks about how any given choice will evoke criticism from others, therefore one's best course is to remain true to oneself. Billboard listed "Follow Your Arrow" at number 2 on their list of 20 Best Songs of 2013, saying that "you didn't have to be a hardcore country fan to boogie along to Kacey Musgraves' lighthearted call to "make lots of noise and kiss lots of boys -- or lots of girls, if that's something you're into". "Follow Your Arrow" received mixed reviews due to some of the song's controversial lyrics. Some called the country tune "An attack on Christians", while some called it "signs of shifts in country music" due to the song's positive reference to homosexuality. Regardless, she is definitely an artist that is worth checking out and giving her music a listen. I'll make it easy... Here's "Follow Your Arrow". Enjoy!

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