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Kelsea Ballerini "Love is a Cowboy" Song Review

Singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini has announced the name and release date of her highly-anticipated new record after teasing fans on social media. SUBJECT TO CHANGE will be released on September 23. Along with the big news, she also dropped a new track titled "LOVE IS A COWBOY ."

Compared to the breezy, pop-leaning lead single "HEARTFIRST that feels like pure sunshine," on "LOVE IS A COWBOY," Ballerini dips her toes into a deeper, acoustic, soulful side of the country genre. The track feels like a dim sunset.

The lyrics, written by Ballerini alongside hitmakers Jesse Frasure and Parker Welling, act like one long-winded, picturesque metaphor. The best example of this can be found in the chorus when she sings, "It makes your heart feel like wild horses in your chest / Trying to catch, it's like tryna tame a wild, wild west / And when I'm with him, it's like ropin' the wind / Love is a cowboy." With vivid lyricism, Ballerini distinctly captures the fleeting, bittersweet essence of love.