Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey Question Who’s ‘The Other Girl’ In New Single

Kelsea Ballerini is sending “The Other Girl,” her collaboration with pop star Halsey, to country radio. Featured on her self-titled…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 20, 2020

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Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Kelsea Ballerini is sending “The Other Girl,” her collaboration with pop star Halsey, to country radio.

Featured on her self-titled new album, kelsea, “The Other Girl” finds the vocal powerhouses pondering over a relationship they have with the same man.

“Is it me? Is it you? Tell me who, who’s the other girl,” they question on the chorus.

Throughout the song, they admit that they know about each other and wonder what “The Other Girl” is like.

“I bet you’re from out west somewhere/ Hazel eyes and dark brown hair/ And everything you wear fits you just right/ I bet you drink martinis dry/ And never let ’em see you cry/ I bet you’re more promiscuous than I,” Kelsea sings on the first verse.

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“The Other Girl” is a bit more pop-leaning than some of Ballerini’s previous releases. According to a press release, an alternate mix than what appears on the album, dubbed “the other mix,” is being sent to country radio on Monday (April 20).

I always like to zig-zag with singles to show different sides of who I am as an artist, and ‘the other girl’ is the perfect next song to showcase this,” Ballerini explains. “It’s a dark and angsty story song that is completely different than ‘homecoming queen,’ and really anything else I’ve gotten to share to date. Having Halsey, who is a massive country fan and close friend, as a part of it, adds a magic that I will be so excited to hear on my favorite radio stations.”

“The Other Girl” was co-written by Ballini, Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman. Click above to listen.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.