With four No.1 hits under her belt, including “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan,” and the most recent “Legends” from her sophomore album, Unapologetically, Kelsea Ballerini is announcing the release of next single, “I Hate Love Songs.”
The new tune, written by Kelsea, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, is in fact a love song itself. It finds the 24-year-old singing about her hatred of all the romantic stuff that encompasses a relationship, including love songs, but professes her love for that certain someone.
“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 (I hate love songs) / Yeah, I really do (I really do) / I hate love songs (I hate love songs) / But I love you,” the song begins.
Four of Kelsea’s five released singles, from her debut and sophomore albums, have reached the top spot, making Kelsea the first female country artist since Carrie Underwood in 2007, to have a lead single from her first and sophomore albums hit the No. 1 spot.
“I Hate Love Songs” could be the Tennessee native’s fifth No. 1 song. Only time will tell when it hits country radio on March 12.