We think the real meaning of “Interlude” by Kelsea Ballerini is quite clear: It’s the singer unveiling her insecurities regarding how the outside world views her, Nashville’s historical tendency to paint women in a bad light, and her frustration at being unable to speak out and defend herself against gossip. Ballerini has a strong connection with her fans and genuinely cares what they think of her. Following the announcement of her divorce, the rumors started flying, which upset her more than people realized.
Also read: Matchmaker Undresses On Instagram
Ballerini had tried to debunk major assumptions about her divorce during an interview with “CBS Mornings.” She said, “It’s not chaotic, it’s not volatile, it just didn’t work,” explaining that the break-up had been on the books for a long time. However, she had been gagged from elaborating further on the subject at the time.
Also read: Savannah Chrisley Voices Disapproval
“The rumors going ’round, but the truth is kinda nuanced. I wanna set it straight, but my lawyer says I shouldn’t,” she sings. “And ain’t it like this town to only criticize a woman,” Ballerini notes. She shares that all the gossip and speculation affected her family as much as her. “Now my momma’s asking if I’m okay,” Ballerini sings. “And the internet says I’m losing weight.” She insists that her feelings for Morgan Evans were genuine and deep, but their marriage just wasn’t to be. “There’s a thin line between love and hate. And it was love, but it wasn’t fate.”