Texas country star and ACL queen Kacey Musgraves teamed up with Irish folk singer Foy Vance for an original song that will be featured on the soundtrack to Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era gangster film “Live By Night,” in theaters today.
The song’s subject? Whiskey, of course.
“Moonshine” mostly showcases Vance’s vocals until the chorus, when Musgraves starts harmonizing. The folksy ode to the illicit drink pushes the two voices to the forefront, backed by a foot-stomping beat and some guitar and fiddle. It sounds exactly what you would think a song about moonshine would sound like, sans banjo.
“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 within the song,” Musgraves said in a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the song.
Listen to the song below.