Although it was the one who saw him born as a star and with whom he has triumphed until winning a Grammy Award, Maren Morris wants to stay away from country style forever. And it’s not so much that the genre no longer satisfies her artistic concerns as that he has taken a political position on the matter: what it has become, he has said, is unrecognizable to her.
The 33-year-old Texan artist just released two new ones last week singles, The Tree and Get The Hell Out Of Herein which he talks about his anger and your disappointment about the situation you have reached and how things are in the business and in that genre in particular, which in one of the video clips visually translates into her walking away from a burning city.
He was asked about this Los Angeles Times and Morris has not hesitated to assure that She herself thought “of burning everything to the ground and starting over,” although his help has not been needed because “it is already self-destructing itself”, in reference to the stories that country music is telling today.
According to Maren Morris, she has already given up trying to fit her musical style into the traditional paradigm, since she now finds it obsolete and away from the world in which he lives, without contact with reality. It is at that moment when the conversation becomes purely political.
“After the years of (Donald’s presidency) trump, people’s prejudices have come to light. It is as simple as that it has revealed who those people really were and who have always been proud of being misogynists, racists, homophobic and transphobic”has stated about what in his opinion is the damage that the former president has done to the gender with which he grew up.
Maren Morris says she’s leaving country music:
“After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display. It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic. All these things were being celebrated, and… pic.twitter.com/R8a1RFgaXP
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Given that these have always been her fans, although they did not say it openly until the rise of the right, the artist wanted to offer a final reflection: “All those things that were celebrated were being celebrated. they just fit strangely with a hyper-masculine branch of country music. I call it butt rock.”
According to several followers and some media, Maren could be referring to topics such as Try That in a Small Town (Try That in a Small Town), by musician Jason Aldean, although he has not responded so far.