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  • Maren Morris Performs at NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

  • American country music singer-songwriter Maren Morris appeared on NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert to perform “Circles Around This Town”, “I Can't Love You Anymore”, “Background Music” and “The Bones”.
    She filmed her performance in her hometown of Nashville.
    Three songs “Circles Around This Town”, “I Can't Love You Anymore” and “Background Music” are included on her latest album “Humble Quest”, which was released last Month.
    “The Bones” appeared on her 2019 second studio album “Girl”. The song won Country Music Association awards for single of the year 2020 and song of the year 2020, and Academy of Country Music award for song of the year 2021.
    Maren Morris said of “Circles Around This Town”, “'Circles Around This Town' is special because it's probably the most specifically autobiographical song I've ever written. All the songs that I write are about my story, but this one was very specific to my journey from Texas to Nashville nine years ago to become a songwriter, when then led in to me becoming an artist that I am today. I was not good at Zoom co-writing, I sucked at it. I really need to just be in the room with people. So when we wrote 'Circles Around This Town,' I was writing in-person, safely with my husband, Ryan, and Julia Michaels and our friend Jimmy Robbins, who I wrote 'The Bones' with. I brought that title in and Julia was the one, I think, to sort of prompt me to get really specific with the narrative of that first verse and it was our first time and only time writing."
  • She said of “I Can't Love You Anymore”, “That song was Ryan and I laughing at our antics with each other. And being able to say, 'You're f–king crazy', but I'm with you for the long haul on this one. Because no one else is going to put up with you but me, and no one's going to put up with me but you.”
    She said of “Background Music”, “I wrote 'Background Music' about the beauty of the temporary, which is inevitably all things. The romanticism of eternity sounds nice, but I like to think I savor things better when I know I'm not entitled to it in perpetuity. It's a love song that addresses mortality but it's also promising someone that even when we aren't cool anymore, I want to grow old with them and laugh about the times we thought we were.”
    She said of “The Bones”, “I wrote the song with Jimmy Robbins. When I was writing in Nashville, songwriter Laura Veltz brought the title The Bones. She's always good at bringing stuff like that to the table, and it's always, like, a weird title. So that's why she and I get along so well is I'm willing to get weird, but she also knows how to make it so sentimental and real-life. We just started talking about how gracious we were about our relationships at the time and I was really feeling so solidified in my relationship with my then fiancé and now husband. [Laura] was feeling so amazing with her marriage and her children, and Jimmy just found out that his wife was pregnant… It was just that we were so solid with our partners. It's about the bones of a house. Even if a hurricane or a storm or wolves come along, the structure and the foundation of the house is still there. The foundation is still there, so you can rip it down to the studs, and the foundation of this relationship isn't going anywhere.”

  • source : NPR
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