Kacey Musgraves makes a guest appearance on Northern Irish singer Foy Vance’s soulful new song, “Moonshine,” which is out now. The track appears on the soundtrack to the forthcoming Ben Affleck movie Live By Night.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Vance explains that the song, which tells the story of a bootlegger running moonshine, came to be after Affleck approached him about contributing to the film. “As soon as we started talking about a bootlegger and moonshine, I was already in,” Vance says.
Vance goes on to reveal how Musgraves got involved, adding that he and producer Blake Mills hoped to add a female vocalist to the track to pay homage to the film’s strong female characters.
“When I first heard the song ‘Moonshine,’ I got a really fun, Southern vibe from it,” Musgraves says. “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.”
“Moonshine” is available for streaming and purchase as part of the Live By Night soundtrack. Live By Night hits theaters Friday, January 13th.