Grammy nominated country artist, Kelsea Ballerini has teamed up with EDM-pop diamond-selling duo The Chainsmokers for a brand new single titled “This Feeling”. This is not the first time The Chainsmokers have immersed into the country music world. Last year, the duo collaborated with Florida Georgia Line for a song on their album Memories…Do Not Open, titled “Last Day Alive.”
Back in 2016, a twitter exchange between Ballerini and The Chainsmokers sparked possibilities of this collaboration. The duo reached out to the singer-songwriter in a since-deleted tweet, saying they wanted to “hang” with her. Ballerini quoted their tweet responding, “It’s like you’re READING MY MIND. I’m in.”
Ballerini also hinted the collaboration on the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet, while talking to E! News, “As far as the next record, I want to do a collaboration with The Chainsmokers.” Ballerini and The Chainsmokers officially announced their new single nearly a week ago by posting the cover art to their social media accounts.
Written by Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart and Emily Warren, the record features vocals from Ballerini and the duo’s lead vocalist, Taggart. “This Feeling” tells the story of wanting someone but being told you’re wrong for wanting them by the people around you and feeling misunderstood because this feeling you have is indescribable.
“They tell me think with my head / Not that thing in my chest / They got their hands at my neck this time,” goes the chorus of “This Feeling.” “But you’re the one that I want / If that’s really so wrong, then they don’t know what this feeling is like.”
The sound is distinctive from Ballerini’s two previous albums, giving center-stage to the pop/EDM uptempo beat, but stays true to the similar lyrics of a country love story.
“This Feeling” is another sure to be charted single by The Chainsmokers. The single is available wherever you stream or buy music. Check out the full lyric video below.
Ballerini is currently on tour with Keith Urban for his Graffiti U World Tour, which will stop in New York City on October 27th at Barclays Center. Tickets are available here.