Kelsea Ballerini fielded just a few questions from her social Media followers who’re eagerly awaiting her highly-anticipated album, Topic To Change, which is about to lastly debut this month. Ballerini took to her Instagram story to reply 5 questions concerning the undertaking — and share a snippet of an unreleased tune.
One fan requested Ballerini which tune on the 15-track album greatest describes how she’s feeling in the present day. The award-winning singer-songwriter shared that monitor 14, “Marilyn,” was resonating together with her essentially the most: “it’s the first song I wrote for the album (summer of 2020) and it’s my little solo write so feel deeply connected to the lyrics and metaphor of it all.” Together with her response, Ballerini shared a snapshot of herself gazing at a surprising picture of legendary actress and wonder icon Marilyn Monroe.
One other Instagram consumer requested Ballerini which 5 emojis she would use to explain Topic To Change. Setting the slide to her newest tune to launch from the album, “What I Have,” Ballerini opted for a solar peeking out from behind the clouds, a cowboy, a capturing star, a butterfly and a plant. Subsequent, she delivered a short snippet of one of many unreleased tracks (with out confirming its title), sticking with the ‘90s nation vibe that Ballerini beforehand confirmed “heavily influenced” her album.
Ballerini revealed that the album features a collaboration, and though she didn’t affirm the opposite artist(s) on the monitor, she shared a screenshot to indicate the passion behind it. Ballerini texted an unnamed pal that she’s “finishing up my record and have a song that I wanted to turn into a sassbomb female moment and just have to ask you if you would be a part of it. it’s country as sh*t and I’ve also asked (another unnamed artist) to be on it, so it would be a little trio. let me know what you think?!” Ballerini added an audio clip of the monitor “You’re Drunk, Go Home,” together with her message. The thriller collaboration associate gushed in her reply: “I love it! Love (the other artist) as well! Also, ‘country as sh*t’ is my favorite kind of country music ha! I’m in.”
Closing out her transient Q&A, Ballerini shared what she hopes listeners will take away from this album:
“It’s my contrasted and honest journey of Growth that bookmarks the last few years. I hope there is mutual comfort found in having no f***ing idea what tomorrow holds, but honoring today as it is. That the process of evolving isn’t always pretty, but is necessary for your existence. That love is beautiful and love is difficult. That when you take ownership of your good bad and cringe, you get new wings. That friendship is everything. That change is only scary if you give it the power to be, otherwise it’s just a new beginning.”
To date, Ballerini has launched 4 songs from the long-awaited album: “HEARTFIRST,” “Love Is A Cowboy,” “The Little Things” and “What I Have.” Topic To Change is about to launch on September 23.