Kelsea Ballerini Announces Stripped Album ‘Ballerini’

September 2, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini Announces Stripped Album ‘Ballerini’

From Rolling Stone:

Kelsea Ballerini has rerecorded the songs on her March release Kelsea for a new stripped-down album. Ballerini removes the polish and production of the original versions to center the focus on the songwriter’s lyrics and voice.

Set for release next week on September 11th, Ballerini arrives with a starkly different recording of her single “Club.” While the 2019 treatment was an ebullient, radio-ready affair that masked the song’s mournful undertones, the Ballerini interpretation emphasizes those notions of detachment and depression. “I don’t want to go to the club,” she objects, exasperated, over a lone piano. “I don’t wanna watch everybody around me trying to hook up.”