On Friday (Sept. 15), Grammy winner Maren Morris released “The Tree” and “Get the Hell Out of Here”.
She addressed the complex reasons she left country music and her views on the growing socio-political split with them.
“These two songs are incredibly key to my next step because they express a very righteously angry and liberating phase of my life these last couple of years,
but also how my navigation is finally pointing towards the future, whatever that may be or sound like,” she added. “Honoring my country music past and present while freely moving forward.”
On “Get the Hell Out of Here,” she says, “I hung around longer than anyone should/ You've broken my heart more than anyone could.”
Morris called “Try That in a Small Town” consumption “a last bastion.” “People stream these songs for spite. Not because I adore music. Own the libs.
The consequence of leaving something meaningful and feeling righteously betrayed is evident in these songs. But also knowing there's hope at the other end," Morris said.
I hope it comes across that way because I created the two songs in a place of optimism, even if ‘Get the Hell Out of Here’ is hard.
Disarm that trauma and declare, "I can't bail water out of this sinking ship anymore." So pointless. I choose happiness.