top of page

Kelsea Ballerini 'Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good)' EP Review

Kelsea Ballerini dropped a major surprise earlier this year. After going through a public divorce, the country singer-songwriter dropped a project on Valentine's Day titled Rolling Up the Welcome Mat. The six-track project was accompanied by a short film of the same name that Ballerini directed and wrote herself. Despite its short runtime (it clocks in to be just over 15 minutes), the small but mighty collection catapulted Ballerini into new heights with her music gaining more traction than ever on social media. Fans fell in love with her brutal honesty, something Ballerini has always been known for, but this time she held nothing back. Now, she's extending the chapter before finally closing it with Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good).

The reworked version of Rolling Up the Welcome Mat begins with the same two songs the minimalistic and atmospheric "Mountain With A View" followed by the somber tune "Just Married." On track three, "Penthouse (Healed Version)" listeners are taken to a live performance from Ballerini's HEARTFIRST TOUR. During the last chorus, Ballerini changes the lines "I kissed someone new last night / But now I don't know where you're sleeping, baby" to "I