Kelsea Ballerini releases a song titled “Better Luck Next Time” after choosing it during the Songland competition.
Ballerini said that she was looking for “something different, something that I haven’t done before” during the show, according to Yahoo!. In the tradition of the songwriting competition, she was offered four songs from four different contestants, all of whom are aspiring songwriters. The country singer had her pick of a country waltz called “Easy,” written by Jess Jecoy; “Crush,” by Daniel Feels; and a song called “Lying (Next to You),” which Jack Newsome wrote. She was instantly smitten with “Better Luck Next Time,” which Darius Coleman wrote.
Songland is a reality competition that features aspiring songwriters pitching songs to established recording artists each week, with the star then recording the song they pick. Ballerini is the first country star to appear on the show in its debut season so far. Grammy-winning country songwriter and producer Shane McAnally serves on the judging panel for the show.
Coleman has been writing songs for nearly a decade, and Ballerini’s choice could mark his big break. She recently scored her fifth No. 1 hit with “Miss Me More.”
“I picked ‘Better Luck Next Time’ because it’s something that I definitely haven’t done before. Melodically, it feels challenging and interesting and intricate, and those are all things that just made my ear perk up,” Ballerini states.
Everything about your love was one sided
Didn’t cover it up or disguise it
You used my dream against me to tie me
Two years too many we tried to get it right
Hit like a shot of tequila without the lime
You’ve got your reasons and yeah I got my rhymes
So this time
Listen and download Better Luck Next Time by Kelsea Ballerini below.