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Kelsea Ballerini has pulled a punch from Taylor Swift, as she drops Easter eggs on several ongoing projects.
The platinum-selling artist recently (July 10) held an impromptu Q&A on TikTok, answering questions about his fourth studio album. Ballerini’s fans have been craving new music ever since she released the single “HEARTFIRST.” Little Big Town’s breezy bop written by Karen Fairchild and Alysa Vanderheym served as the first look at her highly anticipated collection.
Curious social media users didn’t hold back and asked hard-hitting questions. Although Ballerini left several cliffhangers and snarky responses, she left fans with valuable information and a lot to look forward to.
Ballerini first confirmed that the collection was ready for release.
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“New albums to come? asked a follower. “I’ve been super hesitant to share anything before it’s super ready because things have changed so much over the past few years. But, it’s ready. So see you soon!” she declared with a beaming smile from ear to ear.
The chart-topping artist didn’t reveal the exact date or month, but gave a mysterious hint.
“It’s hard to say, but if I had to pick a month…um…yeah,” Ballerini said, zooming in on her gold Virgo horoscope necklace.
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Ballerini identifies as a Virgo, as her birthday is September 12. The zodiac sign signifies the period between August 23 and September 22. Country music fans therefore assume the collection will arrive in late August or September – just in time to heal the summer blues.
One fan wondered whether or not the project would lean into more traditional country or flaunt his signature country-pop sound. The singer has previously mentioned that she channeled her favorite ’90s influences to cultivate the track.
“I will say the sound of this hypothetical record is definitely uh different from anything I’ve ever done. It’s heavily influenced by – I would say 90s music in general, but definitely 90s female country,” she explained.
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The hitmaker went on to emphasize what it’s like to be a genre artist and the importance of staying true to yourself during the creative process.
“It’s interesting, I really liked walking that line and that balance between pop and country. I will definitely never apologize for that because I feel like that’s what’s true for me and what I listen to and what inspires me,” she expressed. “I know that some people get a kick out of it, and that’s okay. But I feel like you just have to be true to your heart and your art. I’ve always done that. This time it really takes me back to the countryside,” she added while admitting there will always be a “pop flavor.”
After guiding her TikTok followers through the vision and exotic images of the recently released “HEARTFIRST” music video, she confessed that a single could be coming sooner rather than later.
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“Can we expect a new single soon? asked a listener. ” No no. Not yes, but not no. And not after this time next week,” she fired back.
Although Ballerini didn’t give a straight answer, country music fans could expect new music in the coming months, if not days.