Kelsea Ballerini Releases New Album “kelsea”: Streaming
- American country music singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini released her third studio album “kelsea” on March 20th. It is her first LP in three years.
The album comprises of 12-track and features guest appearances from Halsey and Kenny Chesney.
Ed Sheeran and Julia Michaels contributed the songs "Love and Hate" and "Needy", respectively.
Kelsea Ballerini tweeted, “while I was writing and making this album, I was also coming up for air for the first time in 6 years. I was re-getting to know myself. you hear a lot of that throughout the record. it’s the music that puts us on a first name basis.”
Also, the live video for “the other girl” featuring Halsey was released on the same day from the album.
The clip was filmed on CMT Crossroads at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. Kelsea Ballerini's full performance will broadcast on march 25th.
Kelsea Ballerini said, “[Halsey] played Ascend here in Nashville and I went backstage afterwards and we just clicked. Hung out all night, went to Santa’s Pub, did karaoke, sang Fleetwood Mac for hours, drank Coronas like it was our job. That night, her and her whole team ended up back at my place and she played me the first cut of “Without Me” — it was crazy and I was like, ‘Yeah you should probably put that out.’ We became really fast friends and so I wrote “the other girl” maybe a month later and I was going to L.A. a few weeks after that and I called her like ‘Hey, can I come over, can I play you something?’ Just played it for her and she dug it which was cool.”
Halsey said, “It was really cool, because [Ballerini] and I were both in really good places in our lives and drawing from old hurt. To sing a song, or perform a song live, that has evolved from what it could have meant to what it means now, is just the best thing ever. There’s so much music – and I’m partially responsible for this – but there’s so much music in the world about cheating partners…People wanna pin it on the other girl, and make it the other girl’s fault, so it was so cool for us to be coming together and being like, “You know what? Forget him. We’re not gonna hate each other.” To be clear, this is a fictional event. But just us representing those two sides of women in the equation, being like, “No, we’re not gonna let misogyny turn us against each other, instead we’re empowered.
- source : Rolling Stone