An intoxicating mix! Kelsea Ballerini wanted to enjoy Taylor Swiftnew album, Folklore, with a drink in hand, but she needed the Grammy winner’s advice on the best alcoholic drink.
“I texted her yesterday and I’m like, ‘Okay. Am I red wine? Am I Manhattan? Am I photographing tequila? “… Like, where am I going?” 26-year-old singer told “Hole in the Bottle” to Mix 104.1’s Karson & Kennedy talk to famous people on Tuesday, July 28.
Ballerini added, “She was like ‘red wine … buckle.'”
The “Homecoming Queen?” singer – who is a self-proclaimed ‘super fan’ of Swift, 30 – admitted she hasn’t fully listened to the album yet.
“I only listened to it briefly this morning while drinking coffee,” she said. “So I really have to give it the listen it deserves before I talk about it.”
However, Ballerini said she is a fan of Swift’s ability to shift genres and collaborate with artists such as The National’s Aaron Dessner, From Bon Iver Justin Vernon and songwriter Jack Antonoff.
“It shows her artistry and her sense of songwriting to swing the pendulum back and forth across different genres and different employees,” she explained. “It’s still going on, it’s crazy. Not many people can. ‘
Ballerini has been a member of the BFF selection of the singer “Blank Space” for years. The singer told “Miss Me More” Billboard in 2017 that Swift even gave her songwriting advice.
‘[Taylor]is just very good to be yourself, “she said at the time. “That has always been her advice – go with your gut, go with your heart, follow that and nothing else.”
A year later, Ballerini expressed her appreciation for Swift when she covered through the Pennsylvania native’s song “Delicate.” Instagram.
“I love her as a person, but damn, I love her as a songwriter,” she captioned the post. The “Shake It Off” singer replied, “KELSEA THIS IS angelic, beautiful, exquisite, lovely, excellent.”
Swift surprised fans when she dropped her eighth studio album on Friday, July 24 – which was quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Most of the things I planned this summer turned out not to happen, but there was something I hadn’t planned about that event,” she wrote in a long note a day earlier. ‘I wrote and recorded this music separately, but had the opportunity to collaborate with some of my musical heroes. … Before this year I probably had thought about releasing this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we live in remind me that nothing is guaranteed. My feeling tells me that you make something you love, that you just have to release it in the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. ‘
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