Kacey Musgraves Lends Vocals to ‘Live By Night,’ Starring Ben Affleck
Kacey Musgraves will head to the silver screen… well, her voice at least! The GRAMMY-nominated singer contributed vocals to the song “Moonshine,” featured in the Ben Affleck flick Live By Night, out this Friday (Jan. 13).
“When I first heard the song, ‘Moonshine,’ I got a really fun, Southern vibe from it, and I thought that it would be kind of a fun challenge for me to figure out how to mix in my own flavor and my own bits of harmony to the song,” said the Texas native. “I am one that loves a cinematic experience, so I’m very excited to go to the theater on the day that it comes out and sit with my friends and hear this song that I’m a part of.”
Musgraves blends her voice with Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance, who appears as the lead vocals on the three-and-a-half-minute track.
“Kacey got involved when we wanted to have a female vocal on there because there are a couple of really strong sort of female characters in the film,” explained Vance.
Live By Night, starring Ben Affleck, is set in the 1920s during Prohibition. Affleck appears as Joe Coughlin, a bootlegging gangster and son of the Boston Police Department. The film also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficient), Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe, American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Chris Cooper (A Time to Kill, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy), Titus Welliver (Bosch, Suits, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy) and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy).
Fans can pick up a copy of “Moonshine” from the Live By Night soundtrack on iTunes.