LISTEN: Kelsea Ballerini Releases Emotional New Song “High School”

The track is just another taste of her upcoming album “Unapologetically.”

Kelsea Ballerini just gave fans another taste of her upcoming album with the must-hear track “High School.”

“I wrote it after a trip to my hometown sitting on my bedroom floor wondering if I was wrong for leaving so soon and for wanting something different,” Ballerini wrote on Instagram.  “The answer is no, that everyone has a perfect and right path, and mine led me to Nashville at 15, trading in prom queen for a big city dream and a slate that was clean. Y’all meet my baby of the record, High School is available now. #gobobcats

The chart-topper teased “High School” with an Instagram post, giving fans a sample of the chorus, simply stating, “this ain’t high school.” The mature lyrics focus on a person who is living in the past, never growing from the high school persona that used to define them. Ballerini is the sole writer on the track, as the songstress continues her growth as a songwriter.

but this ain't high school // midnight

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“High School” is featured on the rising singer’s highly anticipated sophomore project, Unapologetically, hitting stores November 3. Fans who pre-order the collection will instantly receive “High School,” the title track, plus the lead single, “Legends.”

Watch an acoustic performance of “High School” below:

Listen to “High School” here — 

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Written by Juliet Schroder

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