It’s not every day that an artist can release a song that’s as catchy as it is authentic and relatable, and that’s always been how Kelsea Ballerini writes her songs. Her second single off her upcoming third LP, slated for next spring, “club”, does not deviate from this pattern.
Although this song was written with “homecoming queen?” collaborators Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins, this song tackles a different side of the singer-songwriter.“I don’t want to wake up on the floor of a bathroom / Looking at the stamps on my hand like a tattoo / Saying I’ll never do that again if I don’t have to / And I don’t have to, go to the club,” Ballerini sings on the bridge.
It shines as a confessional about Ballerini being in her 20s and wanting to have fun, but not the kind of fun that requires being reckless. It’s definitely more “sassy”, a word she often describes herself as. It’s anthemic like “Miss Me More” is, so fans of that song will love the new track.
“club” is the first track Ballerini has had a hand in producing. She co-produced it with Jimmy Robbins, and it’s a pop-country smash. In an interview with Smooth Country, she said, “This is the most involved I’ve been [with my records]. For the last two records, I popped in, did vocals and left, and let the producers do their thing. And this time I’m super involved in it, which has been a challenge, but I’ve learned a lot, which is fun.”
Vocally, Ballerini has been exploring new sounds, she can be found singing in her head voice more often on her two most recent releases, which sonically sounds beautiful and gives a new rich texture to the lyrics. The song has a swelling guitar and driving drum track that flows throughout the track, and later on, in the choruses, Ballerini has some of her friends sing backup vocals with her.
“club” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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