In the episode of Friday (September 30). The Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson welcomed friend and now collaborator Kelsea Ballerini to talk about collaborating on Ballerini’s new song You’re Drunk, Go Home, which also features Carly Pearce. And as it turns out, the song’s title was all too apt.
Clarkson recalled the day she recorded the song — the very day Ballerini asked her to be on it — and that she’d already had a few celebratory drinks since it was her last day of work before one was summer break.
“I’m coming to the studio with you [music director] jason [Halbert], and I walk in and I’m like, ‘Look, I didn’t know I was going to sing today,'” Clarkson recalled. “I did not know it! … So I had to get drunk and sing a song called ‘You’re drunk, go home’ and try to get first soprano parts like ‘I’m fine!’ to sing.”
Clarkson insisted that she didn’t make a habit of recording music while under the influence. “It’s never happened to me in 20 years!” she said. “I’ve never been drunk while singing anything. and [now] I sing along, ‘You’re drunk, go home.’”
In conversation with billboardBallerini said she immediately thought of her 10-year-old friend Pearce when she wrote the song and then sent it to Clarkson as well to try and “add someone who could add a different texture vocally.”
“I thought the biggest question I could ask was Kelly Clarkson and I texted her this morning,” Ballerini shared. “She did her singing that night.”
Watch Ballerini perform The Kelly Clarkson Show and hear the playful new song from Ballerini’s newly released album Subject to changeunder.