Musgraves told The Boot
she "might have been in a little bit of an altered state," as she was sitting on her porch that summer's evening, but she "had a little bit of an open mind and open heart," when the words "slow burn" came to her.
Musgraves thought to herself, "The best things in life are a slow burn - something you enjoy the journey of." She concluded that nothing needs to be a race to get to the end, instead she's happy just to enjoy "the ride along the way."
The singer added there's plenty in her life she can apply this "slow burn" philosophy towards: her career, relationships, friendships, "even in the drink in my hand - enjoy it, don't knock it back."