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|DELUXE EDITION OF FLETCHER’S ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM GIRL OF MY DREAMS OUT NOW|
KELSEA BALLERINI JOINS FLETCHER FOR THE CONFESSIONAL SINGLE “BETTER VERSION” – LISTEN HERE
|FLETCHER shares the deluxe edition of her widely acclaimed full-length debut Girl Of My Dreams —go HERE to stream/download the album now. To celebrate the arrival of Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe), FLETCHER premiered one of the four new songs included in the 17-track expanded album: a harmony-laced update of her acclaimed single “Better Version,” featuring guest vocals from GRAMMY® Award nominated country star Kelsea Ballerini. Check out the full tracklist for Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe) below and listen to “Better Version” (feat. Kelsea Ballerini) HERE. |
Arriving the same day that FLETCHER wrapped up her sold-out Girl Of My Dreams Tour (a 25-date North American headlining run that ended at the Hollywood Palladium in L.A.), Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe) expands on the original album’s up-close look at the most intimate of emotional experiences: desire and obsession, loss and trauma, the pain of personal growth and power of true self-acceptance. Released in September, Girl Of My Dreams immediately earned massive praise from major outlets like Rolling Stone, who stated that FLETCHER “is a rising star at her rawest…honest, and deliberate”), Vulture, who hailed it as a “crystal-clear debut that isn’t so much an introduction but a declaration that FLETCHER is already here, whether you’re ready for her or not…a glimmering, stadium-size record with razor-sharp pop instincts” and Consequence proclaiming that “where many artists prefer to keep at least a bit of a screen between their life and the audience, FLETCHER tears any semblance of that away with Girl Of My Dreams.”
The closing song to Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe), “Better Version” (feat. Kelsea Ballerini) takes the form of a heart-on-sleeve duet, beautifully amplifying the unfettered feeling of the original number. With their voices blending to glorious effect, FLETCHER and Kelsea add new warmth and texture to the bittersweet track, a moody and ethereal piece of folk-pop. A nuanced exploration of post-breakup grief and growth, “Better Version” serves as the flip-side to FLETCHER’s smash single “Becky’s So Hot” — a standout cut from Girl Of My Dreams that reached #3 on the iTunes chart across all genres and landed on Billboard’s Hot Rock and Alternative Songs chart.
Along with “Better Version” (feat. Kelsea Ballerini), the new songs featured on Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe) include FLETCHER’s recent single “Suckerpunch,” a euphoric and thrilling track named Hottest Track Of The Week by BBCR1 that finds FLETCHER vividly depicting a first date from back in 2016. Executive-produced by Malay (Frank Ocean, Lorde) — who helmed FLETCHER’s you ruined new york city for me and THE S(EX) TAPES, a 2020 EP that hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres — Girl Of My Dreams also delivers FLETCHER’s hit singles “Her Body Is Bible,” “Sting” and “Serial Heartbreaker.”
Tracklist for FLETCHER’s Girl Of My Dreams (Deluxe)
1. 20 Something
2. I Think I’m Growing?
3. Girl Of My Dreams
6. Birthday Girl
7. Better Version
9. Becky’s So Hot
11. Guess We Lied…
12. Serial Heartbreaker
14. Her Body Is Bible
15. I Love You, Bitch
16. For Cari
17. Better Version (feat. Kelsea Ballerini)
Praised by leading outlets like TIME, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, NME and The Guardian, acclaimed singer/songwriter FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. In 2019, she released her debut EP you ruined new york city for me. The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart and emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years. Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew praise from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, GQ, and more, with its gold-certified lead single “Bitter” fast approaching 200 million global streams. FLETCHER continued her triumphant run with recent singles “girls girls girls” — a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s iconic “I Kissed a Girl” (released with Perry’s early stamp of approval) — and “Cherry” featuring trailblazing pop star Hayley Kiyoko. With her music amassing over a billion combined streams worldwide, FLETCHER was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist and landed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2022. Her debut album Girl Of My Dreams arrived in September, immediately earning raves from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Nylon, Vulture, Consequence and more. In support of the LP, FLETCHER performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and set out on a sold-out 25-date tour across North America.
About Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini has consistently made history. With the release of her debut album ‘The First Time (Black River),’ she became “the only female country artist to hit #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album.” She has logged five back-to-back Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including the platinum-selling ‘The First Time ,’ gold-selling ‘Unapologetically’ , gold-selling ‘kelsea’ , ‘ballerini’  and ‘SUBJECT TO CHANGE’ . With seven #1 singles and 31 certifications from the RIAA to date, her catalog boasts a string of essential smashes such as the double-platinum “Miss Me More” and “Peter Pan,” platinum-selling “hole in the bottle” with Shania Twain, gold-selling “I Quit Drinking” with LANY and the recently certified platinum “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. Among dozens of accolades thus far, she has garnered three GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist” and received multiple career nominations from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Kelsea earned a nomination for “Single of the Year” for the 2022 CMA Awards for her hit collaboration “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. In the fall of 2022, she also earned a People’s Choice Awards nomination for “Country Artist of 2022.” Kelsea additionally, led the field for 2022 CMT Music Awards nominations with three nominations for “Video of The Year,” “Collaborative Video of The Year” and “CMT Performance of The Year.” She also earned a nomination for “Music Event of the Year” for the 2022 ACM Awards as both artist and producer of “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. This marked Kelsea’s first ACM nomination as a producer. She also concluded 2021 as the “#3 most-played female artist on country radio” and CMT “Artist of the Year” in addition to picking up “Musical Event of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the CMA Awards for the platinum-certified “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. Expanding her sphere of influence, she released her first original book of poetry “Feel Your Way Through” and Dolly Parton tapped her to star in the audiobook of “Run, Rose, Run.” In April 2022, Kelsea co-hosted the CMT Awards on CBS nationwide. On top of this, the multi-platinum country superstar was recently named the newest face of COVERGIRL. She has joined the brand in a multi-year partnership and is set to launch a cosmetic collaboration with the brand next year. She also was inducted as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2019. At the time, she notably was the Opry’s youngest member, in its nearly 100-year history, since being founded in 1925. With these accolades, it is no wonder NPR proclaimed, “Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now… she’s defining the sound of the genre.” Kelsea’s fourth album, ‘SUBJECT TO CHANGE,’ was released on September 23, 2022. The first single off the album, “HEARTFIRST,” quickly took over airwaves and was notably the “most added song at country radio” the week of its release. Most recently, Kelsea earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for “HEARTFIRST.” Kelsea Ballerini is ready to continue making history.