How Kelsea Ballerini Made an Ideal Companion Album for Social Distancing

Singer-songwriter looks inward, learns to be still on ‘Kelsea’

“I’m finding a lot of peace in putting some music into the world right now," says Kelsea Ballerini of her new album 'Kelsea.'

When Kelsea Ballerini was designing the merchandise to accompany her third album Kelsea, she wanted one item in particular: sweatpants.

Not crop tops, not koozies, not a special-edition pop socket, but sweatpants. The whole idea just rings differently now, as much of America and the world at large shelters in place, trading work attire for anything with a drawstring.