Kelsea Ballerini was the latest guest artist on NBC’s new competition show, Songland, which gives up-and-coming songwriters the chance to have their music released by today’s biggest stars.
On Wednesday (June 12), the country songstress released “Better Luck Next Time,” which was co-written by the show’s contestant Darius Coleman, Ryan Tedder and Ballerini. “I’m so over you/Got myself together/You’re out of my mind/Now all that I can say is/Better luck next time,” she sings in a uncharacteristically yet refreshing pop tune about getting cheated on.
“Most of my sessions are all for pop music, but how amazing would it be if this young black guy from Philadelphia wrote Kelsea a song,” Coleman said of the tune on the show. “That would be like hashtag goals all the way.”
Listen to “Better Luck Next Time” below.