Kelsea Ballerini throws a curveball with “LOVE IS A COWBOY.” Sampling her forthcoming Subject to Change, the ballad soaks in rustic guitar and strings. It’s far removed from her pop-leaning catalog, and that’s a good thing. Ballerini has always been underrated in every way. And here, she proves she belongs here among her contemporaries. “All the bad ones say they’re the good and all the good ones ride away,” she muses. Percussion trickles like horses’ hooves clattering on the cold, hard ground. It’s a stunning emotional, driving performance.
Listen to “LOVE IS A COWBOY” below.