(LISTEN) Maren Morris dedicates ‘Dear Hate’, her new song, to Las Vegas shooting victims
Sunday night, October 1st 2017 was a tragic and horrific night for the country music community - fans, industry leaders, and artists alike. We’re sure everyone has seen the news articles so we need not explain. All of this chaos traces back to one soul factor: HATE. Maren Morris hit the nail on the head when she released her brand new single, “Dear Hate”.
Morris Wrote this song three years ago, and recorded it last year with country artist Vince Gill. Maren stated in a recent social media post that fans had been asking about when she would release this song for a long time. Maren stated she “never knew when would be the right time, but I realized today that there’s never a right time.”
“Dear Hate” is one of the most beautiful songs we have ever heard. The simplicity of acoustic guitars and two voices can give any listener the chills. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful, starting off with a letter-like script, “Dear hate, I saw you on the news today. Like a shock it takes my breath away.” This song touches on Biblical associations such as Adam and Eve, and also mentions 9/11, the Dallas shooting, and more. It is definitely a heart-tugger. Luckily, the song ends with a lot of hope. The last chorus talks about how although hate is there, love will always win. “Love’s gonna conquer all”.
Due to popular demand, “Dear Hate” will be released to iTunes this Friday, 10/6. All proceeds will be going to the Music City Cares Fund, established Monday, which will raise money for the families of the victims from the horrific shooting.
Her recent post said, “Hate is everywhere and I’m sick of not doing enough.In the darkest tunnel, there is still love and music. That’s what it’s here for.”
Thank you, Maren, for sharing your beautiful talents with our nation in such a dark time. Listen to “Dear Hate” HERE! ---> https://youtu.be/tUPR5-igTVY