It’s no secret that Maren Morris is one of the biggest faces in the women empowerment movement going on in country music right now. Between posts on social media with fellow stars Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce to her latest single, “GIRL” which is the debut single from her upcoming sophomore album, Morris takes empowerment to a whole new level. She released a visual to go along with the single and the opening shot is her saying, “I think it just comes down to, we don’t want more than anyone else, we want the same as everyone else.” A true badass right off the bat and it only gets better.
From boxing to arguing to dancing to throwing paint and more, the video shows women of various backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities, going through a variety of difficult life experiences. It is not until almost the end of the song that we see the beautiful faces of all the women that are struggling. By the end of the song each one is embracing their struggles and in a women’s march with Morris leading, with heads held high and proud. The video then concludes with Morris stating, “Well, one of the hard things about being a girl, is having to always answer questions about why it’s hard to be a girl.”
Morris is expected to release her second album sometime this year with songs anywhere from traditional country, to some with pop elements and everything in between. Morris also announced a headlining tour with Raelynn and Cassadee Pope. GIRL: The World Tour starts March 9th in Chicago and goes all the way through the summer ending in New Zealand. New Yorkers can catch her May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel and May 4th at Terminal 5 in New York City. If you want to listen to even more great music that is released every week, check out our ‘New Country Music’ playlist.
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