Written by Kelsea Ballerini, Keesi Timmer, and Forest Glen Whitehead
“Yeah Boy” is the purported internal monologue of every “Girl in a Country Song,” if they were truly as vapid and two-dimensional as the country bros would have us believe.
Even Taylor Swift, who is notorious for centering how males perceive her above everything else, at least demonstrates critical thinking skills and isn’t as remarkably passive toward whatever actions those males might take. There isn’t a moment in “Yeah Boy”- not a single moment – in which Ballerini isn’t waiting on the guy to decide what they’re going to do, even though the lyrics indicate her assumption that she wants to do what he wants to do anyway.
It all sounds like a teenage courting ritual from a 1950s Archie comic.