Maren Morris expands her musical horizons on her much-anticipated sophomore LP, Girl, out now.
The country musician, who proved her crossover appeal with her Grammy-winning feature on Zedd’s EDM smash hit, “The Middle,” mixes and matches influences across the record’s 14 songs. She dabbles with rock-tinged riffs on the title track and draws on trap and R&B on the slinky “RSVP,” but still stays true to her country roots on the twangy, Osbourne Brother-assisted “All My Favorite People.” The album also includes previously released tracks “The Bones” and “Common,” featuring Brandi Carlile.
“I grew up listening to really classic country and outlaw country like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. I loved Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline,” Morris told NPR. “Then the ’90s part of me is with Dixie Chicks, Shania [Twain], Lauryn Hill and the Spice Girls. I mean, there were all of these phases.”
Girl is Morris’ second release on Columbia Nashville, following 2016’s critically acclaimed Hero. Stream her latest album below: