Kelsea Ballerini’s New Song “Legends” Is A Bittersweet Love Song: Listen

Country-pop star Kelsea Ballerini released the first single off her sophomore album today.

It's titled "Legends," a mid-tempo ballad about picking up the pieces after love bursts into flames.

"I wrote it from the perspective of a breakup," Ballerini told Rolling Stone. "Now I'm in such a different place in my life that, to me at least, it's a love song about a love that you look back on that doesn't even necessarily have to end. I hope my fans hear it as a letter to them but also they hear their own love story in it too."

The singer reflected that in a post on Instagram. "When I wrote this song, I knew it was the beginning of the next chapter," she said. "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." She added: "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."

"Legends" was co-written with Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga) and Forest Glen Whitehead. As RS points out, Whitehead co-produced her debut album The First Time and co-wrote several of its songs including "Yeah Boy" and "Peter Pan."

Listen to the new tune below:




Ballerini will perform it live at the CMT Music Awards tonight. She's nominated in four categories, including Video of the Year.

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