Kelsea Ballerini has released a moving video for her new single, “Homecoming Queen?”
The Shane Drake-directed clip begins with the country singer in her dressing room, looking glamorous in a hot pink outfit. As the camera circles her, she slowly strips away her make-up, before finally changing into casual grey sweats.
At the end of the visual, tears stream down Ballerini’s face, mirroring the song’s emotional chorus: “But what if I told you the world wouldn’t end / If you started showing what’s under your skin / What if you let ’em all in on the lie? / Even the homecoming queen cries.”
“I’ve never been so proud to release anything and start a new chapter,” Ballerini wrote on Twitter. “Here’s my heart in a song.”
“Homecoming Queen?” is the first taste of Ballerini’s follow-up to Unapologetically, her 2017 sophomore album. She recently teamed up with Thomas Rhett for “Center Point Road” and covered Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe” with Carrie Underwood.
Watch the heartfelt video for “Homecoming Queen?” here: