Kacey Musgraves Reflects on Love and Loss Post-Split with Cole Schafer

Kacey Musgraves Reflects on Love and Loss Post-Split with Cole Schafer

Kacey Musgraves Opens Up About Relationships After Parting Ways with Cole Schafer

Kacey Musgraves, the celebrated singer-songwriter, recently delved into her personal insights on relationships and love following her split from Cole Schafer. In a heartfelt interview with The Cut, Musgraves shared her philosophy on love, emphasizing the importance of being fully invested in a relationship. “I don’t regret living and loving as hard as I do,” Musgraves stated, underscoring her all-in approach to love and the challenges of finding balance after a divorce. Her relationship with Schafer, a copywriter and poet known under the pseudonym January Black, ended after two years, leaving fans curious about the dynamics of their split.


Who is Cole Schafer?

Cole Schafer hails from southern Indiana and has made a name for himself in Nashville, not just as a copywriter but also as a poet with three published books under his belt. His creative endeavors under the pseudonym January Black have garnered attention, with his work often touching on themes of love and introspection. Musgraves and Schafer’s initial meeting was described as a ‘meet cute’ in a crowded restaurant, sparking a connection that would later evolve into a significant relationship.


Deeper Reflections on ‘Deeper Well’

As Musgraves gears up for the release of her fifth studio album, ‘Deeper Well,’ on March 15, 2024, she reflects on the emotional journey that has influenced her music. Though the album is not directly about her split from Schafer, it represents a form of closure and growth for Musgraves. Drawing inspiration from her experiences and the vibrancy of New York City’s Greenwich Village, Musgraves continues to explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery through her music.


Looking Ahead

Despite the end of her relationship with Schafer, Musgraves remains open to love, emphasizing the importance of showing up for it, even when it feels risky. Her upcoming album, ‘Deeper Well,’ promises to be a testament to her resilience and her continuous quest to understand the balance between protecting her heart and embracing vulnerability.