Musgraves' use of addictive substances has long been referenced in her tunes, namely marijuana in such tracks as "Follow Your Arrow
" and "High Time" and cigarettes on "Blowin' Smoke
" but this is the first time she has cited a recreational drug as influencing her songwriting process.
"I went on a fun acid trip and ended up writing the song 'Mother,'" she told Entertainment Weekly
. "I got really tripped out thinking about my mom - she actually texted when I was tripping - and it made me nostalgic and emotional. I started thinking about the cycle of moms and life."