It’s been six months since Kelsea Ballerini released her third studio album, Kelsea. And now, the 26-year-old artist is blessing fans with even more new music.
PureWow recently sat down for an interview with Ballerini, who discussed her latest album. The collection, titled Ballerini, is a follow-up to Kelsea, which debuted in March 2020. Since Kelsea was recorded prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Ballerini wanted to rework the tracks to cater to a different demographic.
“We made [Kelsea] to be big and loud and full of sounds that would sound good in an arena. We were going to launch it with a big tour, and we made it to fit that model,” Ballerini told PureWow. “And then this year happened, and it looked incredibly different than anyone could have imagined. With this new album, I wanted to remake it into what it would sound like if I would have made it for people who weren’t able to go to shows.”
Ballerini enlisted her friend slash songwriter, Jimmy Robbins, who helped develop the second half of her story. “We just sat down and basically started from square one and rebuilt everything with a different gear and a different intention,” she explained. “I wanted to challenge people to hear it differently.”