AceShowbiz - Maren Morris has just given fans a taste of her upcoming second studio album. On Thursday, January 17, the country sweetheart unearthed a female empowerment anthem entitled "Girl" which she co-wrote along with Sarah Aarons and was produced by Greg Kurstin. The song additionally serves as the title track of her album.
The song starts off with a slow, steady guitar riff before it changes into a good, classic country-rock vibe as Maren encourages other girls in the world not to feel discourages. "Everything's gonna be okay/ Baby girl, don't you hang your head low," she sings. "Don't you lose your halo/ Everyone's gonna be okay/ Baby girl."
Talking about the song, Maren said that she found inspiration for the track when she was writing a letter to a friend she'd been going through a rough patch with. "I was writing it as a letter to another girl who I felt had disrespected me and was constantly trying to be competitive with me when I just wanted to exist in my own space," she said to Rolling Stone. "But as we kept writing it, I realized I'm not talking to someone else - I'm talking to myself."
"I am talking to my inner critic that says I'm not good enough," she continued. "This is me telling myself it's going to be OK and to chill the f**k out. Just write your music and put your blinders on. Don't worry about what other people are doing or saying about you. Don't water yourself down to appease them. Just focus on your art and the rest will fall into place."
In addition to releasing a new song, Maren announced that she would be embarking on a world tour in support of her new album. Featuring Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn in support, the tour will launch in Chicago on March 9 and is set to conclude on August 23 in Canberra, Australia. Tickets will go on sale to general public starting from Tuesday, January 22 at 10 A.M. local time.