It’s the “next chapter” for Kelsea Ballerini. Today, she dropped the highly-anticipated first release from her sophomore album, a single called “Legends.”
Fans have been waiting quite some time for new music from Ballerini and today they got their very first taste. And it is a sweet one. “Legends” is her story of an unforgettable, legendary romance.
“’Legends’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the record and every time I’ve listened to it, I find a different meaning,” she explains. “It brings me back to the heartbreak I wrote it from, it makes me think of my fans and the journey we’ve shared, and now I sing it from the perspective of a legendary love story. I hope everyone hears something in it that brings them to a place of nostalgia and is as excited as I am to begin this next chapter together.”
“Legends” isn’t a slow, romantic track but instead an upbeat and whimsical one. The song slowly builds over time after starting with a romantic piano. It’s the perfect release for summer and will definitely make its way on several summer soundtracks.
Tonight, Ballerini will perform “Legends” during the 2017 CMT Music Awards. She’s also going into the night as a four-time nominee. The awards air live from Nashville’s Music City Center at 7PM and we have the full list of nominees.
Check out “Legends” on Spotify.
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When I wrote this song, I knew it was the beginning of the next chapter. And while I hope you hear your own story of love or loss and the lyrics bring you to your own place of nostalgia, I also hope you hear our story. Over the last 3 years, you and I have fought for each other. We've shown up for each other. We've been neon in grey crowds. We've written our own story. We were legends. And that is why it only makes sense that we start chapter two together, you and me. Thank you for everything. My brand new single, Legends, will be available tomorrow. Kels