Margo Price On Her New Album and the Importance of Reinvention

As a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Margo Price’s outspoken country music has always stayed close to the genre’s retro roots. But on her new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, she reimagines her sound as a heavy, ’70s-inspired rock record. “I kind of wanted to show people that I’m not some one-trick pony that sings country songs,” she told Jezebel. Here, Jezebel talks to Margo Price about the rising popularity of country influence in mainstream music, why she always wants to adapt, and how her personal life influenced her writing process.

Hazel Cills is the Pop Culture Reporter at Jezebel. Her writing has been published by outlets including The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, ELLE, and more.



Just listened to Margo’s new record. It’s fantastic. I might go buy the LP. The sound is rich. The guitar tones are fat. There’s a real drive to it. And it’s as well-written as you’d expect from her.