Maren Morris and JP Saxe unveiled their duet, “Line By Line,” on Wednesday (Jan. 13) and also debuted a music video to go along with it.
Morris and Saxe co-wrote the song together and dedicated it to their “muses” – Ryan Hurd and Julia Michaels.
“I have always loved being contemplative of the artist vs. muse relationship in songs,” Maren said in a statement. “‘Line by Line’ acts as a promise that I’ll never be done writing about my muse in this life because he can’t be summed up in one song. Writing that day with JP was the most fluid, inspiring session. He’s a lyrical faucet. He threw out the line ‘immortalizing my sincerity’ and it blew my mind. I think all in all, we wrote the whole song in an hour and immediately recorded 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,” Saxe added. “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.”
“Line By Line” will be featured on Saxe’s debut album, which is set for release this spring.
Saxe is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. His multi-platinum-selling collaboration with Julia Michaels, “If The World Was Ending,” is nominated for Song of the Year at the upcoming 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Morris is also nominated for the 2021 GRAMMYs, securing a nod for Best Country Song for her hit, “The Bones.”
Click above to watch the just-released “Line By Line” music video.