Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Same Trailer Different Park draws on styles such as rockabilly, blues rock, country folk, and catchy country pop. Its songs are performed midtempo,and written from a Middle-American perspective, featuring stories of challenges and setbacks faced by men and women who struggle with their surroundings. "Follow Your Arrow" examines the small-minded perspective of small-town life. On "Merry Go 'Round", Musgraves sings over a shuffle beat and banjo about emotional, material, and addictive liabilities that prevent people from escaping restrictive lifestyles. Jonathan Bernstein of American Songwriter wrote that Musgraves's characters are "well-wishers and help-seekers, deadbeats trying to be better and do-gooders that are falling behind", and that she focuses on "small, pivotal moments, when they come to terms with their own faults and dreams, when they’re on the verge of a breakthrough or a meltdown."