Kelsea Ballerini’s output of country pop has been a mixed bag for me. She either hits big or misses big. With her new single “Miss Me More,” it’s definitely a hit. The audience agrees too, as this single has by far outperformed her other singles during the Unapologetically era. It’s an energetic redemption anthem about a woman regaining her independence after breaking free from a controlling and toxic relationship. She runs through the list of things she was forced to change about herself to please him and realizes after ditching him that she would rather be herself than be someone she’s not. It’s an inspirational, timely and catchy track. The production will be a turn off to more traditionally-minded fans and admittedly this song leans more heavily on the pop side. But the lyrics, message and Ballerini’s vocal performance make this an undeniably good track. Not to mention, the music video for this track perfectly compliments the song. “Miss Me More” certainly doesn’t miss and lands what I believe will be a career hit for Ballerini.
Songwriters: Kelsea Ballerini, David Hodges & Brett McLaughlin