Maren Morris and JP Saxe: Their Melodic New Song Is Here

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Songwriters At Work

“Line by Line” by Maren Morris and JP Saxe is the pinnacle of a country pop hit. Morris’ country roots and Saxe’s pop success come together beautifully on this new single.   “Line by Line” is an intricate song, with a slow tempo musical backdrop to meaningful and emotive lyrics. One can categorize the song as chill pop, but Morris makes sure the heart of Nashville is still evident. Slight twang, a lot of slick instrumentation, and even more storytelling makes “Line by Line” a hit already.   The lyrics have Maren Morris and JP Saxe crooning about an unnamed, but powerful and mythical muse. While they can’t put their muse on display, they can emulate the feeling it gives them through this song.    In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the pair dubbed the track a “love song for songs.” Songwriters at heart, they admitted that their mutual love for writing music made them fast friends, and even faster lyricsts. While chatting with Lowe, Morris explained that this song was done within a two-day writing trip this past summer. Meanwhile, the actual writing of “Line by Line” only took them about an hour.  

Maren Morris and JP Saxe: Fans, Friends, and Family

Both artists were fans of each other prior to this song coming about and live very similar lives. Not only are Maren Morris and JP Saxe both musicians, but they’re both in love with other songwriters. Double the chemistry and double the talent makes “Line by Line” what it is for these new, equally as introspective friends.   In an Instagram caption, Morris wrote about the familial aspect of songwriting that both she and Saxe understand. “With JP & I both in relationships with other songwriters, you can imagine how no emotional stone is ever left unturned with our partners. That is gloriously frustrating & inspiring. To our muses: We’ll be writing about you for the rest of our lives.”   In a press release, Saxe delved into the meaning behind the song, as well as Morris’ impact on it. “My first thought about this song is that it’s surreal I get to be sharing it with one of my favorite artists ever. Regarding what it’s about — as songwriters — we spend a lot of our lives trying to bottle up a feeling into a song, and often, the biggest feelings, the best ones, the complicated, detailed, messy, incredible ones, just aren’t going to fit. ‘Line by Line’ is our recognition of that… of how one song just isn’t enough to capture it all, but how we’re just going to keep writing, futilely and lovingly, anyway.”   Maren Morris and JP Saxe found a way to communicate their never ending collection of inspiration in their new single. “Line by Line” is a groovy, laid-back ode to music, love, and whatever – or whoever – your artistic muse is.
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