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Kelsea Ballerini Strips It Down With 'Homecoming Queen?': Stream It Now

Kelsea Ballerini
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Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini is back, and she’s breaking hearts with her new song “Homecoming Queen?”  

Produced by Jimmy Robbins, and co-written with Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, “Homecoming Queen?” tugs at the heartstrings.   

On it, she sings, “But what if I told you the world wouldn't end/ If you started showing what's under your skin/ What if you let em all in on the lie/ Even the homecoming queen cries.”  

The gentle country ballad is accompanied with a Shane Drake-directed music video in which Ballerini strips away all the makeup and the fancy clothes to reveal her honest-to-goodness self. It all ends in tears.

Speaking to CMT.com about her new song, Ballerini explained, “Everyone’s human. It’s important for people to know that we’re all allowed to break down, we’re allowed to have bad days, and we don’t always have thick skin.”

Watch below.