Save your money on the roses, and pick her up in your old Bronco instead of riding in on a white horse… Kelsea Ballerini prefers when you “give me that typical, simple love.”
It’s the little things.
Ballerini debuted her third song from her highly-anticipated fourth studio album on Friday (August 5). The latest track stays true to the “very warm, very breezy-feeling, very settled” tone tone of the album that Ballerini promised when she shared the project’s first single, “HEARTFIRST.” Ballerini called her latest song "my little 90s inspired windows down giddy song,” on Instagram as she marked the release of “The Little Things.”
“The Little Things” is also giving fans the impression of ‘90s female country, which Ballerini said on TikTok last month was a big inspiration while making her soon-to-release album, Subject to Change. When she first started teasing the song earlier this week, some TikTok commenters drew comparisons to country music icons Trisha Yearwood and Shania Twain.
Ballerini subtly nodded to the song when she shared a series of photos on Instagram as a tribute to “the little things,” which included a behind-the-scenes shot of the “HEARTFIRST” music video, a clip of her dog (Dibs) eyeing a bunny in the yard, footage of a crowd singing every word to “Love Is A Cowboy” (which was the second song to release from Subject to Change), and more. Ballerini sings on her newest song that “the basics” are “bigger than they seem.”
Subject to Change is due on September 23. Listen to “The Little Things” here: