Kelsea Ballerini opened up about her third album release and the hit song "hole in the bottle," saying that the songs were meant to reflect "this introspective, emotional journey of figuring out who I am." However, she says that she never expected the album's most popular single to be "hole in the bottle."
Kelsea says that she was down in Florida with some songwriters and they went to dinner to celebrate being done with the album. They also had a good amount of wine at dinner. So when they came back, they jokingly wrote "Hole In The Bottle." She says, "It was just this fun, collaborative jam session. We were totally free to be silly. The next morning, we all listened to the demo, and it was a mess [laughs], but it was something that I definitely didn't have on the album. I was like, "This would be a really fun live song." It [made] the album at the very last minute. It ended up being the perfect song to put out in this climate."