Kelsea Ballerini released a new EP “Rolling Up The Welcome Mat” via Black River Records on Tuesday.
“Kelsea Ballerini faces truth, pivots, then creates the best possible outcome. In that moment, amidst the tears and regrets, she packs up, moves on, moves into the house that she truly wanted. So simple, but it also refracts the reality of so many people who face what they were told they wanted turning out not to be what they truly desired.”
The six-song EP dives deep into Ballerini’s healing post-divorce from Australian country performer Morgan Evans. Kelsea describes the project as “honest” and “intimate.”
“I was writing by myself for most of the project, and it was nice to trust myself again,” Ballerini writes. “Ironically, I started writing music because my parents got divorced; that was my therapy. Rolling Up The Welcome Mat was how I processed everything. It’s the way I got my feelings out of my body and heart and put them to music, which is the purest way I could’ve handled it.”
“Rolling Up The Welcome Mat” is available for purchase or streaming via https://orcd.co/rutwm.