Ex-Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe kicks off musical journey with 'If I'm Being Honest' and fans 'love it'
'If I’m being honest, I didn’t think I would ever release this song. I was too afraid, insecure, and kept doing the classic what if'
Former 'The Bachelorette' star Kaitlyn Bristowe is surprising fans as she turns to a new entertainment outlet. The 34-year-old Canadian television personality, podcast host and former spin class instructor has now kickstarted her music career on May 14 with the release of her debut single 'If I'm Being Honest'.
Bristowe took to Instagram to announce its release. "If I’m being honest, I didn’t think I would ever release this song. I was too afraid, insecure, and kept doing the classic 'what if'. I don’t know who needs to hear this but f**k the what if’s," she said. "This uncertain time has shed light on how important time is. So while this song has been collecting dust for over a year, I’ve finally decided to share it with you," Bristowe continued.
She also wrote that "Singing has always been something that makes my heart happy," and added, "So if I’m being honest, I'm still feeling insecure, yet PROUD to share this with you now. I even think we can all relate to the lyrics right now."
'If I'm Being Honest' is a country song in which Bristowe sings about accepting herself for who she is, "If I'm being honest. I'm not always as tough as I seem. And I can have my moments where words can get the best of me. And the words that I say to myself. Are the ones that hit the hardest. If I'm being honest," she sings in the chorus.
Fans were very encouraging of the singer's new musical journey. "In no world should your talents be collecting dust. Thank you for showing girls that we can have insecurities and still do the damn thing," wrote a fan on Instagram while another said, "Love that you were brave enough to put this out there! I love it!" Fans also loved the new single, saying, "Love it!!!! Congratulations to you!!!! You sound incredible" and "Sounds so good." One fan said, "Literally have been waiting for your music to drop since that one time you gave a little sneak peak of a whiskey song or something like that on your story. I cannot imagine how terrifying this was to release but I’m so happy that you finally said F it and did it!!! You inspire so many people because of your authenticity and realness! I love this song and will be wine dancing to it ASAP!! So happy for you!!!"
Kaitlyn Bristowe will also chronicle her musical journey with her new web series '9 to Wine.' According to PEOPLE, on April 29, she said, "I'm going to bring you along with me while I release my music — which I'm terrified about — while I expand my hair accessory line, while I continue to podcast and hopefully go on tour." She added, "Scratch that, not hopefully, it will happen. Soon-ish. Maybe. Yes."