Staying relatively quiet over the past few months as she stepped into her new role of motherhood, Maren Morris has spent quality time with her son Hayes and husband Ryan Hurd. While many other artists took to live streams to quietly drop new songs, Morris has now decided to polish a few older, unreleased tracks and gift them to her fans. She took to social media to make the announcement on Wednesday (6/10) stating “GIRL has been out over a year & has been one of the most transformative periods of my life. During this time off the road, I had the opportunity to polish up 2 older songs of mine that I couldn’t wait for you to hear. “Just for Now” + “Takes Two” out Friday. ✨”
“Just For Now” tells a story of a ‘what if’ love that comes out of a dark place. Without putting the same old pressures on a new relationship, the story focuses on the present with lyrics like “This could turn into something or tomorrow morning it could be over”. Morris wrote the midtempo song with her husband Ryan Hurd and late producer and songwriter busbee, all before Morris and Hurd were together.
“You don’t have to be the answer to a question that’s gonna change my life /
don’t need a savior, I’m just saying I don’t want to say goodnight”
Giving life to a narrative that is often overlooked, the female in the song is not worried about whether or not the relationship will last, rather takes the opportunity to relish at the moment given, and the “gold in the love”, even if it’s just for now.
“Takes Two” has that signature Maren Morris flair, stretching the limits of genre and incorporating R&B and reggaeton vibes. The sexy track was written by Morris, Greg Kurstin, and Sarah Aarons and would compliment her live show, similar to songs from her latest full-length album, GIRL, like “RSVP” and “Make Out With Me”.
“You know you’re not leaving, I’m not leaving, either way, / takes two, takes two to love like this, to love like this”
Although her fall RSVP tour was postponed to 2021, Morris is still finding ways to connect with her fans, releasing music that they have never heard before and giving them something even more exciting to look forward to when live music resumes.
“Just For Now” and “Takes Two” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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