Kacey Musgraves – Oh What A World: DJ Pick of the Week


Lt. Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week!

Kacey Musgraves is known for her genre-bending energetic anthems, so in a dark time such as this, she turned a hit from Golden Hour into a remastered remix for a good cause. On April 22, 2020 (Earth Day), Kacey remixed her own song and created “Oh, What A World 2.0” to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund. She also dedicated this tune to healthcare and frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement to Pitchfork, Musgraves talks about what this song means to her, “Everyone and everything feels out of balance. People are suffering, and the future is uncertain. In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgment and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us – extreme challenges and sadness.”

This remix is a beautiful expression of the power of nature, and a reminder to practice gratitude, even for the little things. The original from the 2018 album of the year, Golden Hour, sounds more cosmic and makes you feel inspired to leave this planet to explore galaxies unknown. The remix is a combination of peaceful nature sounds and Musgraves’s melodic voice that brings you right back down to Earth to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. This song brings a sense of calm that we could all use right now. I encourage everyone to get outside and give this song a listen; it’s a tranquil escape from all the constant negativity while supporting a great cause. 

Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Oh, What A World 2.0” by Kacey Musgraves featured as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.

written by Madison Sharp