Kelsea Ballerini is wasting no time moving on after finalizing her divorce from country singer Morgan Evans in early November. But she also reveals intimate details about the wisdom she’s gained since their split. Ballerini, who served part-time as the fifth coach on “The Voice” during season 15, has been posting a lot of career news and opening up about her life after the divorce in recent days, including posting a surprise breakup tune that raised some eyebrows. raise song lyrics.
Kelsea Ballerini to write ‘Better Version’ feature with Fletcher after public breakup
When Ballerini first heard the song “Better Version” by her dear friend, pop artist Fletcher, it was love at first sight. in a (n Instagram Live Talk On Nov. 20, 2022, the friends — who both went through public breakups that year — said the song was so well received by Ballerini that one night over margaritas and Mexican food, Fletcher asked her if she’d write a feature and record it and re-release it as a duet.
Ballerini immediately said yes, and they celebrated that they were able to keep their collaboration a secret until days before its release on November 18th.
“I love the feeling so much,” Ballerini said of the song. “We’ve had so many conversations about how, you know, when you’re well in love, like it means trying your best to hopefully make her the best version of herself.” And… if you are in good love, it will be reciprocated.”
But, Ballerini said, “Better Version” crystallizes in that moment after a breakup when “you kind of look at the hindsight” and realize that all the work that goes into helping that person is a better version of theirs becoming herself actually only benefits her next mate.
After Ballerini and Fletcher wrote several versions of lyrics for their roles in the song, those who chose Ballerini and Fletcher seemingly reveal Ballerini’s experience with Evans, who is nine years her senior.
“I had such a connection with it and loved being able to write my own…little story into it,” she said.
In the new release, Ballerini sings, ‘I was there by the side of your stages / I grew up for our age difference / I never thought we were subject to change / Yes, and I’ve done my best to mend it /’ Until death’ Because then I meant business / Your next girl will reinvent you / And not pretend.’”
She and Fletcher then sing the explicit chorus together, including, “Will you think of me when you fuck her? / Do you use the moves we learned? / It’s always the next person / who gets the better version.”
During their Instagram Live, they discussed the challenge of surviving breakups as public figures and deciphering just how much they should share with fans. Ballerini said they were both “trying to navigate things very honestly and vulnerable because I feel like we as songwriters and also as empaths want to put out art that reflects our human experience and the truth about it.”
Kelsea Ballerini continues with new home and career announcements
Ballerini and Evans sold the house they lived in together in Nashville, however according to Country Now, She bought a farmhouse after filing for divorce in August. She revealed she finally moved in via an Instagram post on November 16, writing, “Made it home. to me. to what lies ahead. Let’s unpack and stay for a while.”
In her Instagram Live with Fletcher four days later, she revealed that she was in her new house but living out of boxes, save for a “little nook” on a wall near her front door that she had just finished including one Glase’s table with favorite knick-knacks and a poster that says “Let that sh** go.”
“They’re in full ‘reboot’ mode,” said Fletcher, who also cited Ballerini’s recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance as cause for celebration.
Ballerini said the fact that the nomination is for her song “Heartfirst” is very special to her.
“I guess there’s been so many circles and little breadcrumbs in my life lately where I’ve… been reminded that I’m on the right track,” she said. “And the fact that the Grammy nominated song is literally about just staying soft and trusting your heart no matter where it takes you, you know? And I’m obviously going through such a time of change right now. So I think it’s really cosmic and really nice of the universe to throw me this bone.”
“Of course that’s the one that gets recognized,” Fletcher replied. “What a beautiful way to end this year and step into a new chapter of your life. As if it were just that, it’s really deserved. I’m really excited and I’m really proud of you.”
After settling into her new home, Ballerini will be touring in 2023 with another of her duet partners. Country music star Kenny Chesney announced on November 21 that he has invited his “Half of My Hometown” partner to tour with him beginning March 25, 2023 . Tickets go on sale For the tour on 23.11.
In one publication, Ballerini said, “Music has taken me to so many incredible places. Around the world I sing with some of my heroes in pop, alternative and contemporary music, but singing with Kenny is going home.”
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