The Title Of Kelsea Ballerini's Album 'Unapologetically' Has a Double Meaning To Her

The Title Of Kelsea Ballerini's Album 'Unapologetically' Has a Double Meaning To Her

When Kelsea Ballerini first started writing her new album, Unapologetically, she didn’t expect the title track to turn out to be a love song.

“I loved the sentiment of the second album title,” the country starlet revealed in a new interview with The Independent. “I thought the title track was gonna be some big girl power anthem, and it ended up being a love song!”

Kelsea continues, “It’s a song about literally just being ‘I don’t care if this doesn’t work, I don’t care what people are gonna say about it… it’s right for me’.

After it turned into a love song, the album title took on a double meaning for her.

“There’s something really freeing about not caring, and that’s the heart of the record. It’s vulnerable but there’s strength in that,” she adds. “I learned over the last few years to be that way, be unapologetic about who I am as an artist.”

Kelsea also spoke about how her country pop sound gets mixed reviews from country purists.

“I get comments about it a lot,” she says. “But I think it’s a really cool eclectic time in country music, you can hear Little Big Town who are folk country, Chris Stapleton – soul country, Sam Hunt who’s R&B country, me who’s pop country… You can hear the influences we listen to. I grew up on a farm in east Tennessee and my first concert was Britney Spears, that’s my music.”

“Attitudes are changing, and radio’s been really good to me, Maren [Morris], RaeLynn, Lauren Alaina… this new class of women that I’m in. We all have influences that are outside of country and you can hear it.”

Listen to Kelsea‘s Unapologetically on JJJ now!

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