GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, artist and performer Maren Morris celebrates the release of her new EP, The Bridge, via Columbia Records with the first in a series of very special and intimate shows. Maren will return for the first time in many years to the first ever venue she played in Chicago, Joe’s On Weed Street, on October 5.Members of Maren’s recently renamed fan club, The Lunatics, may sign up for a special on-sale code, beginning today at 10am CST through tomorrow Thursday, September 21 at 11:59pm CST. The morning of Friday, September 22, Lunatics will receive the code for on-sale at 10am CST that day. Maren will notably donate $5 per every ticket to GLAAD. Joe’s marks her first Windy City play since she headlined the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island last year.
The Bridge, represents yet another evolution for Maren. Lead single “The Tree,” written with longtime collaborators Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins and produced by Greg Kurstin, finds her passionately declaring, “Trying to stop me won’t do ya no good. I’ve already planted the seeds.” Watch Maren perform “The Tree” from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto HERE. Then, there’s “Get The Hell Out Of Here.” Her first collaboration with producer Jack Antonoff, Maren’s acoustic guitar underlines her emotional delivery as she confesses, “I fed all my good intentions while I starved myself, so to startin’ conversations that only end in tears, go on get the hell out of here.”
The EP has earned critical acclaim, Vogue raves, “There’s an evergreen brilliance to Morris’s body of work,” and Rolling Stone praises “The Tree” for its “swaying, hopeful pop quality that betrays the exasperation of her lyrics.” CNN summed it up best as “fiery.”