Maren Morris announced her highly anticipated sophomore album, Girl, just one month ago and it’s finally here. Released just after midnight on Friday (Mar. 8), the record touches on the themes of love and vulnerability.
Morris, who married fellow country singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd last year, muses her love story on Girl, a departure from her Grammy nominated debut Hero, which did not have any love songs. The new stage in her life was highlighted by the album’s first single and title track.
“Me choosing ‘Girl’ as the first single, it’s about transitioning from someone who felt like she didn’t need anybody into someone who very much needs people and is okay with admitting that,” Morris previously told Billboard. “That really frightening vulnerability that I’ve been trying to avoid, I’m not doing that any longer.”
The album includes features from Brandi Carlile and Brothers Osborne, and love struck titles such as “Make Out With Me,” “Gold Love” and “All My Favorite People.” Listen to it in full below.