Maren Morris Releases “The Bridge”

Maren Morris released her two-song EP The Bridge. It features the songs “The Tree” and “Get the Hell Out of Here.”

According to Kory Grow at Rolling Stone, the singer-songwriter released the following statement regarding the EP.

“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. Honoring where I’ve been and what I’ve achieved in country music, but also freely moving forward.”

Morris continued, “The Tree” is about a toxic ‘family tree’ burning itself to the ground. Halfway through, I realize it’s burning itself down without any of my help. This song evokes the pain of exhausting all your love and time for this person or ‘entity’ but realizing it’s just a draining, transactional relationship that isn’t nourishing in any healthy way. By the end of the song, I give myself permission to face the sun, plant new seeds where it’s safer to grow, and realize that sometimes there is greener grass elsewhere.”

Maren Morris on Instagram

In an Instagram post, Morris elaborated on the message the EP delivers.

She added, “‘The Bridge’ honors where I’ve been and [sic] but also feels like a forward step into the sun. As I’ve been working on my record nonstop this year, I realized these two songs deserved a moment of their own – a story in their own right, written a day apart from each other – a tender duo and bridge to my next album. I welcome, celebrate and grieve the changes that have happened these last few years and these two songs say it better than I ever could in a caption or interview….hope you enjoy these. ‘Wherever I’m going, I hope I’m not the only one.'”

Maren Morris’ upcoming full-length album is the follow-up to her 2022 project Humble Quest and her 2019 album GIRL. You can stream The Bridge now on your favorite streaming platform.

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