Maren Morris releases empowering anthem, “Girl”

The song’s a rockier cut from her upcoming album.

Maren Morris made waves when she dropped Hero, her 2016 major label debut, and looks to do the same with “Girl,” the lead single from her second full-length for Columbia Nashville.

Inspired by classic rock ’n’ roll and good old country, “Girl” is a smoky mid-tempo jam that was co-written with Greg Kurstin and Sarah Aarons. “Drawing your comparisons / Trying to find who’s lesser than / I don’t wanna wear your crown / There’s enough to go around,” Morris sings.

The ten-time Grammy nominee achieved crossover success last year with “The Middle,” her infectious EDM hit with Zedd and Grey, which only strengthened her resolve to expand her sonic horizons. And Morris is doing just that for her next record.

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“With [my upcoming] album, with the budget being a little bigger, I have orchestral vibes and strings on a few songs. There’s a song on it that is straight up pop-R&B,” Morris told Billboard. “It’s still me, though, because it’s my songwriting, it’s my voice. My voice strings everything together in a cohesive way.”

Listen to her triumphant new single, “Girl,” here:

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