I haven’t properly written about Kelsea Ballerini yet, although I’ve been a low key stan ever since the release of her breakout single “Love Me Like You Mean It” from her successful 2015 debut The First Time. Since then, the 23-year-old singer-songstress has gone on to become the first female country artist to have three consecutive number one’s on the Country Airplay chart from her debut album – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” – and even managed to score herself a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Pretty impressive for a newcomer, no?
This week, Kelsea ready to launch the next phase in her career with the release of “Legends,” the official lead single off of her upcoming as-of-yet-untitled sophomore album. The track – written and produced by her frequent collaborator Forest Glen Whitehead – is a soaring country-pop ballad all about looking back at a relationship that didn’t work out with a sense of peace and gratitude.
“Yeah we were legends/ Loving you baby it was Heaven/ What everyone wondered we’d never question/ Close our eyes and took on the world together/ Do you remember?,” Kelsea sings on the nostalgic hook. “We were crazy/ Tragic and epic and so amazing/ I’ll always wear the crown that you gave me…” There’s no regret, bitterness or here, just a true mature understanding that the relationship was wonderful, but it needed to end.
It’s a bit of a safe start, but a solid kick off nonetheless that picks up right where she left off. Listen below!
Kelsea Ballerini’s new single “Legends” is also available on Spotify and Apple Music!
from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/06/07/kelsea-ballerini-kicks-off-next-era-with-soaring-love-ballad-legends/