Grammy-winner Maren Morris is riding high these days with hit singles and a new child with Ryan Hurd and despite the pandemic and the time consumed by being a mother, she found time to collaborate with JP Saxe (“If The World Was Ending”) on the new single “Line By Line.”
“I have always loved being contemplative of the artist vs. muse relationship in songs,” Maren says. “‘Line by Line’ acts as a promise that I’ll never be done writing about my muse in this life because he can’t be summed up in one song. Writing that day with JP was the most fluid, inspiring session. He’s a lyrical faucet. He threw out the line ‘immortalizing my sincerity’ and it blew my mind. I think all in all, we wrote the whole song in an hour and immediately recorded it.”
“My first thought about this song is that it’s surreal I get to be sharing it with one of my favorite artists ever,” Saxe says. “Regarding what it’s about…as songwriters, we spend a lot of our lives trying to bottle up a feeling into a song, and often, the biggest feelings, the best ones... the complicated, detailed, messy, incredible ones... just aren’t going to fit. ‘Line by Line’ is our recognition of that... of how one song just isn’t enough to capture it all, but how we’re just going to keep writing, futilely and lovingly, anyway.”
Saxe’s breakout hit “If The World Was Ending” is nominated at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and has been streamed over 1 billion times.
Morris’ latest hit “To Hell And Back” continues to rise up the radio charts while “The Bones” was one of 2020’s biggest radio chart hits (in any genre) and is nominated for Best Country Song at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.