Kelsea Ballerini was out promoting her new album, “Unapologetically,” on Friday, Nov. 3—the day of it’s release—when she made her debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The 24-year-old visited the set to sing “I Hate Love Songs,” written by Kelsea , Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen. The song is about hating all the cliches that come up throughout a relationship—like pink hearts with glitter and Valentine’s dinner, and roses just die in a week. But with a surprise twist, Kelsea may hate all those things that are mushy in a relationship but she loves her man.
“I hate Shakespeare and Gosling and cakes with white frosting / Two names in a heart-shaped tattoo / I think cupid is stupid and violets are purple not blue / I hate catching bouquets, the honeymoon phase / And letterman jackets don’t fit / Your eyes can’t hold stars and you’d die if your heart really skipped.
“I hate love songs / Yeah, I really do / I hate love songs / But I love you,” Ballerini croons in the chorus.
Not your typical love song, but it certainly makes it’s point. Kelsea is set to walk down the aisle with her fiancé, Morgan Evans, who proposed to the Tennessee native over the Christmas holiday in 2016.
You can catch Kelsea Ballerini next, on the 51st Annual CMA awards, Nov. 8, where she will be joining Reba McEntire for a performance and vying for the Female Vocalist of the Year award against Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Maren Morris.