Maren Morris just took home two 2021 ACM Awards for Female Vocalist and Song of the Year. In the virtual pressroom after the show, she shared details on her next album.
“I think the bulk of the songs are in,” Morris said. “It’s just about the recording. This is the first time I’ve been off the road to make a record in a very long time, so I’m savoring that and not rushing it.”
When asked about any possible themes for the album, she said, “So far, it’s a really uplifting record. I think I’m in a much lighter place in my life, even though we’re coming out of a pandemic. I think I’ve written the most intimate songs.”
As for the style of the record, this one will incorporate more of her Texas roots.
“My last record was very pop-leaning. I think, with this one, I’m coming back to this Texas, rootsy style that I grew up in. I think it’s got a lot of Americana elements, a lot of rootsiness. It feels like me, but a very stripped-down version of me, and it’s still extremely fun and energetic. There’s a little bit of everything!”
She added, “this would be a good record to drive to, get ready to go out for a Saturday night to, or even cook to. So it hits all those marks.”
Maren has been sharing her own cooking videos on Instagram and TikTok so she knows the best music to listen to while making dinner.
@marenmorrisMomofuku Tik Tok Pasta 🌶 ##TikTokPasta ##Momofuku ##AspiringDirector ##JustKidding♬ cooking video – cooking