Morgan Evans released a “heavy” new song in the wake of his split from Kelsea Ballerini — and some followers assume it seems a ton like one of his ex’s hits.
Evans, 38, shared a video clip of himself performing the song — titled “Tequila Man” — acoustically by way of TikTok on Tuesday, July 18. In the caption, he hinted that the tune was impressed by “some significant stuff I imagine a good deal of men and women go via but by no means speak aboit [sic].”
In the footage, Evans strums his guitar as he somberly croons, “Felt like my complete lifestyle just turned to hell / She told me that there was somebody else / Going on a calendar year or two / She just had to inform the reality.”
He continues: “I took off my ring and took off out the travel / With a wave of hurt and rage throughout my intellect / I guess I followed my heart [and] wound up in this bar.”
Evans asks for a drink in the refrain, singing, “I’ll consider a tequila, male / Pour 1 up tall and strong as you can / One that may possibly just make me fail to remember all the things / Fill me up once more with tequila, guy.”
Although plenty of admirers praised Evans’ songwriting in the feedback part — with one noting they hoped his “heart is healing” submit-divorce — other individuals claimed the melody sounded acquainted. “Why does the commencing sound like go away me once more,” 1 person questioned, referring to a ballad unveiled by Ballerini, 29, before this 12 months.
An additional viewer teased, “And I hooooope IIIII under no circumstances leeeeeeave me all over again – me singing together.”
Ballerini and Evans were married for approximately 5 decades just before saying their split in August 2022. “This deeply complicated choice is the result of a journey of love, progress, and energy that finally has appear to an stop. It’s hard to obtain the words below … but I sense incredibly grateful for the decades of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the up coming seasons,” Ballerini wrote by means of her Instagram Story at the time.
In a statement of his very own, Evans hinted that the final decision to call it quits could not have been mutual. “I am quite unfortunate to ensure that immediately after practically 5 decades of relationship, Kelsea and I are parting means,” he wrote by using his Instagram Story. “I would like it were being or else but sadly it is not.”
As the pair’s divorce despatched shockwaves by means of the region audio scene, a resource exclusively advised Us Weekly that the singers “had no alternative but to formally separate” right after earlier using a crack “privately.” The insider added that Ballerini and Evans had been “working on their marriage for lots of years” and went to therapy ahead of their split.
Ballerini filed for divorce in August 2022, and the twosome reached a settlement three months afterwards. Right after relocating on with boyfriend Chase Stokes, Ballerini unveiled an psychological EP on Valentine’s Day that delved deeper into her break up.
“Leave Me Again” — the remaining track on the record — describes her wishes for her and her ex-husband in their new chapter. “I hope when I see you that you smile / I hope that you uncover anyone new / I hope that you get the property, and the superior wife, and the young ones / And I hope I under no circumstances leave me yet again,” she sings.
Evans formerly unveiled a music inspired by the duo’s divorce past slide titled “Over for You.” Through a February interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Ballerini confessed that she felt “really used” right after hearing the track.
“I felt like it was genuinely opportunistic for him to put that out when he did — when we were even now going by way of the legalities of acquiring divorced. … His healing journey is his healing journey and I regard that,” she explained. “But publicly exploiting it feels a small horrible to me — just before it [was] last.”
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At the time, Ballerini disclosed that she and Evans hadn’t been in contact due to the fact they broke up. “Who you marry is not who you divorce. … And I have grace, I actually do, simply because I do know that he was hurt and is harm,” she extra. “But how was I married to this human being for so prolonged and I experienced no plan that that bit of character was tucked in that human staying? That’s what’s hard for me.”