Written by Kelsea Ballerini, Jesse Lee, and Forest Glenn Whitehead
After Taylor Swift ran fairy tale metaphors into the ground, it’s understandable that the young ladies that followed her would have to expand their literary horizons.
So we have Kelsea Ballerini using the story of “Peter Pan” to illustrate how her beau is a “lost boy” that doesn’t want to grow up and take responsibility by committing to a relationship.
That’s the song. Nothing more, nothing less. She sings it capably and it’s as inoffensive as a Disney movie, but without the personality and vivaciousness needed to make it memorable.
I give credit to Ballerini for being able to break through in the male-dominated landscape of country radio, but to my ears, it sounds like she’s snuck under the radar because her music is so quietly mundane that they might not even know she’s there.