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A country singer touring with Harry Styles has delivered the unexpected hit of the summer

If you don’t trust me, trust Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.

COUNTRY MUSIC IS a bit like marmite. You love it, or you hate it, or you have never tried it because it’s the opposite of cool and assume it will give you an allergic reaction.

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So it’s come as a surprise that Pitchfork and Rolling Stones are crowning a country music song as one of the hits of the summer.

‘High Horse’ by Kacey Musgraves is a funky fusion of disco pop and country that is guaranteed to get you grooving.

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The lyrics are reminiscent of Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, with the common theme being a stuck-up narcissist who sashays into public spaces and brings the mood down.

Oh, I bet you think you’re John Wayne, Showing up and shooting down everybody

Except Kacey isn’t about to let this buzzkill ruin her party, and she poses a question in the catchy AF chorus:

So, why don’t you giddy up, giddy up, And ride straight out of this town, You and your hiiiiigh horse, You and your hiiiiigh horse

Yeah, you might be scoffing now but you have a listen and see how sassy you feel crooning along.

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The song was even used last week in the famous and unmissable close-of-festival-set by DJ Coco at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, one of the world’s biggest music festivals.

Rolling Stones says that Kacey’s fourth album Golden Hour has a ‘Daft Punk’ element to it, and Kacey herself said:

I was on a huge Bee Gees kick whenever I was making this album and I was intrigued by the thought of a world where Bee Gees kind of meets country music. These days I only see music really as falling into two two genres, good or bad.

Seriously, don’t let your genre snobbery stop you from giving the song a go! Get off your high horse and have a listen.

If you don’t trust me or Pitchfork or Rolling Stone, then maybe you should trust Harry Styles, who has chosen Musgraves to open 20 shows across North American this summer

Kacey showed a lil tongue-in-cheek humour over the weekend when she asked the crowd to cheer for ‘Harry’ but on the third go she called out ‘Larry’, which is absolutely hilarious for diehard Larry fans.

If you’re outside of the 1D (One Direction) fandom then this will mean jack s**t to you.

Larry is a mash-up of the names ‘Harry’ and ‘Louis’ used by fans who ‘ship’ Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson (ship it when you fantasize about a relationSHIP between two people). There are countless online articles and forums dedicated to the shipping of the two heart-throbs/conspiracy theories about their secret relationship.

You can catch Kacey at the Olympia Theatre on 6th November.

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