Kelsea Ballerini has something completely new in the works. Fans looking to support the “Miss Me More” singer will need to head to the bookstore, rather than streaming platforms, to find her.
Ballerini will release a collection of poetry, Feel your way through, November 16, via Ballantine, an imprint of Random House. As a singer, she’s made a name for herself with a discography that ranges from the eccentric “I Hate Love Songs” to her new single, the nostalgic “Half of My Hometown”, and it looks like her poetry won’t be. Different: She will become vulnerable about family dynamics, relationships, body image and self-confidence, self-esteem, sexuality, and lessons from her youth.
While some might say that songwriting and poetry go hand in hand, Ballerini says this project was a necessary exploration of the latter due to their differences. “I realized that some feelings can’t be turned into a song,” she says, “so I started writing poems. “
The thing that songs and poems have in common for Ballerini is that, despite the medium, she is able to be true to who she is. “Much like my songs, they’re about what it’s like to be 20 and something trying to navigate an incredibly beautiful and broken world,” she adds.
Feel your way through is now available for pre-order. Ballerini will not stand still while awaiting his release; instead, she takes to the road with the Jonas Brothers.
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