Maren Morris’ Dream Collaborations Include Carrie Underwood (Again)
Maren Morris is supporting Niall Horan on his Flicker World Tour right now, and ahead of a stop in Brazil earlier this month, the "Rich" singer spoke with Keeping Track, where she revealed some of her dream collaborations. One may not be far-fetched.
When the interviewer mentioned that many fans hope Morris will duet with Carrie Underwood at some point, she confessed that she loves the "Cry Pretty" singer and would love to work with her again.
Morris tells Taste of Country that her comments as printed were lost in translation, and she has not reached out to Underwood about collaborating again soon:
The country singer also rattled off a list of artists she'd love to work with in the future — among them, non-country acts Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Later she tweeted that her upcoming album does feature two collaborations but didn't offer more detail.
"I'd love to work with Ed Sheeran because he's just so sentimental and composes all of his songs, so as a songwriter [with] my repertoire I feel like [it'd be] a good fit," she says.
"Bruno Mars, too ... I think as an artist, I will always stroll between the country world and the pop world, because if I had to choose, I would choose both," Morris explains.
The for-now country star has kept busy when she has downtime, writing songs for her next album. While she says she only recently began working on her sophomore project, she suggests that it will be more pop than her 2016 release, Hero.
"I think it's going to be slightly more pop and soulful than Hero, but not as pop as Zedd's song ['The Middle']. So the definitive answer is that it will be a bit like Hero," she says. "The pop sound is probably going to be more interesting at this stage, but the country will still prevail."
Morris is on tour for much of the rest of the year. In January, she'll join Brandi Carlile for the all-girl festival Girls Just Wanna Weekend in Mexico.
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